Out-of-the-Box Housing: Shipping Container Housing Offers Hope

After the media excitement over Vancouver's first shipping container housing died down last fall, the buzz on Atira Women's Resource Management's innovative project went silent. But in Megaphone Issue #148 we open the doors and ask the 12 women living inside--and the women who work with them--what it's like now that they've moved in, unpacked, and called it home.


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Also in this issue: a viral video of low-income people subjected to violence for cash is sign of a dangerous attitude towards poverty; a new government/YWCA pilot program aims to prepare foster kids for self-sufficient adulthood; the Sochi Olympics are hard to swallow when we remember the broken promises of a socially responsible Vancouver games; increasing alcohol availability increases consumption, but also government's opportunity to fight alcoholism; and much, much more!

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