About Temporary Modular Housing
The Solution

Modular housing is a method of building houses where housing components are manufactured off-site and then put together in pieces on the lot. Modular technology typically results in a dramatic reduction in cost and construction time compared to traditional stick-built housing. Temporary modular housing offers people experiencing homelessness bridge housing until more permanent placements can be established.

Who You Can Help

For years David struggled with homelessness until he was given a place to call his own. David’s exit from homelessness was facilitated by a new strategy to solve homelessness in our community: Transitional Supportive Housing with comprehensive onsite services. We can help more people like David. Listen to his story.

Addressing the Need

Only once people are safely off the streets with a shelter of their own can they get the additional assistance they need. Permanent housing is far less likely without temporary housing, so the crisis and number of people without homes grow. Temporary modular housing is faster and cheaper to build. We need community support to find locations and generate momentum.

LifeMoves-Redwood City, California

LifeMoves-Redwood City, California

Where Can These Units Live

San Francisco has land available for temporary, modular housing. What underutilized parcels have you seen in the city that can be repurposed for temporary modular housing throughout San Francisco? We are looking for potential sites throughout the City. Parcels need to be flat and approximately an acre in size (¾ the length of a football field).

The City and County of San Francisco’s Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) department has done a comprehensive study and determined the City needs 2,000 such units. A similar study conducted by the regional nonprofit organization All Home found the exact same conclusion. We are looking for 50 sites with geographic equity to house 2,000 of our unhoused neighbors so we can begin to truly turn the tide.


Help us build 2,000 units througout San Francisco

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Help us identify a potential temporary modular housing site, minimally an acre in size, about 3/4 the length of a football field.

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