Modular Urban Infill - Benton Harbor, Michigan

Hope VI "Bridges of Opportunity" Urban Redevelopment Project (Benton Harbor, Michigan)

Hope VI is a national initiative to eliminate severely distressed public housing.

Building Better Urban Housing and Creating Employment Opportunity

Genesis by Champion modular construction was chosen for a Hope VI urban redevelopment project that included building 64 one- and two-story homes within 8 months to replace an apartment complex which was deemed unlivable.

Client

The Cornerstone Alliance, Benton Harbor's community and economic development organization

Project Type

Urban Infill

Project Scope

  • 1,248 sq.-ft. to 1,768 sq.-ft.
  • 64  one- and two-story Genesis modular residences to be built within eight months
  • Residences installed at a rate of three to four per week
  • Modular construction quickly replaced housing for temporarily displaced residents

Builder

Genesis of Indiana

Challenge

Quickly build and deliver replacement housing for displaced resident

Solution

  • To assist displaced families, Genesis Homes developed an intensive, four-week apprentice program to provide construction skills to candidates in rough framing, drywall finishing, siding and roofing
  • The first four graduates helped install the initial Genesis home and were placed in jobs within a month of "graduation"

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Hope VI "Bridges of Opportunity" Urban Redevelopment Project (Benton Harbor, Michigan)
Genesis by Champion modular construction was chosen for a Hope VI urban redevelopment project that included building 64 one- and two-story homes within 8 months to replace an apartment complex which was deemed unlivable

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