Rapid Response Modular Supportive Housing
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.
Ready (In Stock)
60 residents / 60 bed/bathrooms
$125,000 / resident
Long-Term/Permanent (15+ years)
|80 days offsite||10 days onsite|
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)
|Design Advantages||Temporary 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|
|Used for shelter in the U.S.?||No, Canada only.|
|Prior use examples||Over 1,500 units built in BC Canada|
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|Intended use cases||Shelters: 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
|Roof Load (PSF)||0|
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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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|Total Per Bed||$0|
|Total Per Unit||$0|
|Add-on Items||Relocation 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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