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What if New York City...
What if New York City...

What If New York City...

Post-disaster housing prototype project. Photo credit: AMSS (left) and Andrew Rugge/Archphoto (right)
As a follow-up to the What If New York City... Design Competition for Post-Disaster Provisional Housing, the Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Program outlines a new plan for interim housing that will provide more suitable living spaces for New Yorkers displaced by disaster than conventional interim housing solutions used in other parts of the country.

NYC Emergency Management and the NYC Department of Design and Construction, with support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, has built and is testing a prototype based on a shipping container-style modular system in Brooklyn, NY.

Learn more about the program
Learn more about the competition

The prototype gallery is open the first Friday of every month from 11 AM to 1 PM. Group tours are available on weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM by appointment only. Please note tours are subject to rescheduling on short notice.

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