Shipping containers could house homeless in Silicon Valley

From USA Today:

A Silicon Valley real estate developer has a new fix for the region’s growing homeless problem: shipping containers.

Billionaire mogul John Sobrato wants to build 200 micro-apartments for the homeless and low-income families on a 2.5-acre plot of city-owned land in Santa Clara, Calif., three miles south of Levi’s Stadium, home to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.

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A homeless man sleeps on the street, covered by a large sign advertising a new development proposed for the site of the former Flax Art & Design store. The nine-story building in the Market and Octavia area of central San Francisco will contain about 160 apartments, with 19 of those designated as “affordable.”(Photo: Trevor Hughes/USA TODAY)

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