Rapid Response Modular Supportive Housing


Rapid Response Modular Supportive Housing

NRB Modular

Deployed in 35 locations across Canada, Horizon North's 3-story, 60-unit supportive housing apartment model built on a portable foundation provides an entirely new low-impact, high-density housing solution, activating temporarily-available sites into portable, high-rise housing developments.

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60 residents / 60 bed/bathrooms

$125,000 / resident

Long-Term/Permanent (15+ years)

80 days offsite10 days onsite

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Concept Owner / Company: NRB Modular (fmrly – Horizon North Modular Solutions)
Website: https://nrbmodular.com/
Additional URL: https://dexterra.com/modular-solutions/
Contact: rhys.kane@dexterra.com

NRB Modular (formerly known as Horizon North) has designed and built over 1,500 units of modular supportive housing for the Modular Rapid Response to Homelessness program in BC Canada.
A repetitive, scalable approach has been developed with a proven baseline design. With standard modules, a kit of parts, and detailed specifications guideline. We maintain standardised modular building layouts to provide repetitive work and economies of scale, resulting in fast-tracked design-development, consulting, municipal permitting timelines and construction.
The modular units address an immediate need for the homeless population. Typical units consist of 250-sq.ft self-contained studios, and the buildings have common amenity areas. The buildings are placed on a relocatable foundation, so the buildings can be moved to future sites.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $7,500,000
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 60 beds
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $125,000
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 27,000 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 60 units
  • Used for Shelter Before: Yes, but only outside the U.S.
  • Readiness: Ready (In Stock)
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: Yes
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: <90 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Moderate (prefab assembly)
  • % Built Onsite: <10% – Arrives Ready, Almost All Built/Assembled Off-Site
  • Portability: Portable (after major disassembly)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Long Term/Permanent (15+ years)

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Design AdvantagesTemporary by design (built to permanent code), the modular 3-story buildings provide single room occupancy with common amenity space, on a multi-point steel relocatable foundation
Manufacturer IdentifiedYes
Used for shelter in the U.S.?No, Canada only.
Prior use examplesOver 1,500 units built in BC Canada
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Intended use casesShelters: emergency facilities that offer short-term space
Transitional housing: accommodation for six months to three years with extensive support services.
Supportive housing: long-term accommodation with varying degrees of support services depending on the needs of the users
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Professional Engineer Stamp?Meets California Building Code requirements for Factory Built Housing, and local permitting requirements
Conforms to ICC’s Temporary Structure and Uses Code
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Materials Used / Made of:wood-frame modular construction
Disassembly / Assembly Comments:Built to permanent code – fully relocatable (including foundation)
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Add-on ItemsRelocation cost for dissembly and reassembly is estimated to be approximately $1 million for 60-bed facility.
Check all items that are not included in your quote (i.e. would need to be quoted by outside party)The budget excludes site civil/infrastructure/site utility costs and all soft costs
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