An ambitious project set to revolutionize the future of affordable housing, Crisis Housing Solutions (CHS) has recently secured a 65-year lease on a remarkable 14-acre site nestled in Historic Eastside, strategically located at the Port of Jacksonville, Florida. Serving as both a modular housing factory and a cutting-edge research center, our initiative is driven by a strong emphasis on innovation, affordability, and green technology. Partnering with the esteemed University of Florida, and other to-be-announced universities and local colleges, the Housing Solutions Center of Jacksonville stands as a beacon of hope and progress, addressing the pressing need for accessible and sustainable housing solutions. In collaboration with numerous community stakeholders, we are taking bold strides towards a brighter future, even before the center’s physical construction begins.
This 100,000+ sf modular housing factory and research center is located at 1200 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, FL in Eastside, an historic Black community dating back to the 1880’s.
In addition to recognizing significant savings in housing construction costs, the Housing Solutions Center of Jacksonville is about Economic Development and will…
Co-Founder & Executive Director
“We need to fundamentally alter how housing is constructed… if this nation is going to truly address our housing crisis. Why is this country still building homes basically the same way they have over the past century? Innovation in the construction of modular housing and green technology will significantly reduce housing costs. It’s time for a radical change!”
The Housing Solutions Center of Jacksonville is set to make a positive impact by championing sustainable and affordable housing solutions that can be utilized in a multitude of ways, especially in the area of post-disaster housing solutions. By harnessing the versatility of shipping containers, originally designed for transporting goods, we unlock their remarkable qualities that make them ideal for creating affordable and sustainable living spaces. These containers possess inherent strength, portability, and a modular nature, providing a solid foundation for architectural creativity and customization. Embracing the potential of shipping containers paves the way for innovative design, cost-effectiveness, and environmentally friendly solutions, revolutionizing our approach to housing challenges. Through this transformative initiative, we are poised to create a lasting impact, offering sustainable and affordable housing options that address the pressing needs of individuals, families, and communities.
We invite community partners to join us in making this transformative project a reality. Your involvement is crucial in addressing the pressing challenges of affordable and sustainable housing in our community. Together, we can create lasting change, foster innovation, and uplift individuals and families in need. Let’s collaborate and build a future where everyone has access to safe, affordable, and environmentally friendly housing solutions.