This Dallas Group Is Converting Shipping Containers To Affordable Housing Units

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This Dallas Group Is Converting Shipping Containers To Affordable Housing Units

The Lomax Housing Container Project is creating one-bedroom housing installations in Southeast Dallas using shipping containers.

In an effort to address the problem of affordable housing in Dallas, City Square non-profit and Merriman Anderson/Architects have partnered together to create the Lomax Housing Container Project. Presently, the project features 19 shipping containers in Southeast Dallas converted into housing units available for rent this spring. [Featured image: @maa_dallas]

The condominium is located on South Malcolm X Boulevard opposite Hickory Crossing Cottage and Louise Avenue. Each unit is 300 square feet and includes a bedroom, kitchen, living area, and bathroom.

“We are proud to be involved with such a unique project and support a philanthropic effort by CitySquare Housing,” Merriman Anderson/Architects President, Milton Anderson, told Dmagazine.

Lomax Housing is presently in Phase 1 of its development, in which is expects its first condominium of 19 housing units to be available this spring. These units, however, consist of prototypes. In Phase 2 of the three-phase plan, CitySquare hopes to build larger complexes of 100 – 130 units to be available as early as 2022.

Designed by Merriman Anderson Architects, spaces will go for around $906 a month with utilities, and will be rent-restricted to about 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Currently, the income cap for these units is $36,240 for a single person, and $41,400 for two.

CitySquare provides permanent and traditional housing, as well as rapid rehousing units. It is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in Dallas. The nonprofit also offers a Food Pantry, health and wellness programs in clinic and community settings, and provides legal representation for children aging out of foster care.

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