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Modular homes for the homeless

We are exploring the role that modular homes can play in housing the homeless, focusing on an innovative Cambridge-based scheme.

We are exploring the role that modular housing can play in housing the homeless. In the first scheme of its kind in England, six modular homes have been installed on a temporary site in Cambridge to house six local homeless people.

The project is a collaboration between social enterprises Allia and New Meaning, and Jimmy’s Cambridge, a charity which provides emergency help, support and accommodation to people experiencing homelessness in Cambridge. The CCHPR research team are analysing the impact of the project, in collaboration with Dr Johannes Lenhard from the Department of Social Anthropology’s Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change.

The installation of the modular units has been widely covered in the media:

https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/mission-accomplished-as-modular-homes-installed-9110820/

https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2020-06-04/modular-homes-for-the-homeless-installed-in-cambridge/

'Cambriridge's First New Modular Homes', a video from Jimmy's Cambridge, shows the new units in situ, and provides a look inside.

Small-scale modular housing could provide a lifeline for people experiencing homelessness

CCHPR researchers have teamed up with colleagues at the Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics Economy and Social Change in this article for The Conversation.

Small-scale modular housing could provide a lifeline for people experiencing homelessness - Read More…

Modular Housing Project: preliminary findings

Our preliminary findings reports draws insights into the project from residents and stakeholders.

Modular Housing Project: preliminary findings - Read More…

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Project Start Date

June 2020