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Seek shelter in shipping containers


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 19, 2012

~~<p>In the search for needed affordable housing, there can never be enough ideas. One of the challenges, however, is the ability and will to translate the good ideas into actual workable shelters. One intriguing option that bears watching: The conversion of shipping storage containers into short-term housing for farm workers &mdash; a proposal with potential to tackle homelessness, a bigger population in need.</p>
<p>Under a resolution passed unanimously by the Honolulu City Council last week, the city Department of Planning and Permitting is directed to draft a bill allowing up to five temporary shelters for farm workers on an agricultural lot for up to five years. Existing law limits only one dwelling on a farm lot anywhere on the island.</p>
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In the search for needed affordable housing, there can never be enough ideas. One of the challenges, however, is the ability and will to translate the good ideas into actual workable shelters. One intriguing option that bears watching: The conversion of shipping storage containers into short-term housing for farm workers — a proposal with potential to tackle homelessness, a bigger population in need.

Under a resolution passed unanimously by the Honolulu City Council last week, the city Department of Planning and Permitting is directed to draft a bill allowing up to five temporary shelters for farm workers on an agricultural lot for up to five years. Existing law limits only one dwelling on a farm lot anywhere on the island. Login for more...



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