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Cypress Park Homeless Housing Project


Project Location: Los Angeles, CA.

Building Use: Homeless Housing

# of units: 34 Modular Units

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Temporary Shelter Provides Dignity for the Homeless - A New Approach in Los Angeles


Los Angeles’ homeless crisis took a new direction in 2018 when then-mayor Eric Garcetti proposed a shelter be provided in each of the city’s 15 districts. Mobile Modular was entrusted with the Cypress Park project, the most expansive “Bridge Home” (temporary housing until permanent housing can be found/built) project yet.

Situated in the district overseen by City Council member Eunisses Hernandez, 34 state-approved ADA-adaptable buildings, strategically grouped in 2- to 4-unit clusters, optimize the limited space near the Highway 110 and 5 junction. The “first-of-its-kind” $6.5 million project was completed in August 2023 and opened for occupancy the second week of January 2024.

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“This new site is a model for what is possible when we invest in a care-first approach to meet the needs of our constituents,” Hernandez said in a statement. LA Mayor Karen Bass emphasized the need to get “all Angelenos off the street…it is unacceptable to live in the nation’s second largest city in the richest country in the history of the world and to spend an evening on the street hoping you survive until the morning. We can no longer continue to do this.”

Our Solution

Mobile Modular delivered and installed the buildings—featuring a blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal—in an astounding 2 weeks. The houses feature asphalt-shingle pitched roofs, multi-colored siding, decking and a central courtyard. There are also laundry services, a flexible community space, pet area, and case management offices. Inside, houses offer cathedral ceilings, custom kitchen cabinets and modern painted walls, a unique departure from standard utilitarian-design temporary housing for the homeless. Fire alarms and sprinkler systems protect the entire complex.

Additionally, the facility will offer meals, addiction and mental health counseling, problem-solving, case management, job readiness/job placement services to residents, who will be evaluated at 90-day intervals to measure progress.

Modular Meets Your Budget

The reduced cost, sustainability, and easily-relocatable feature of modular construction makes it a wise choice for large-scale projects like Cypress Park. Mobile Modular’s innovative approach reduced construction and labor costs, delivering the required square footage that met the city of LA’s predetermined budget. This ensured that the city did not have to make financial compromises or divert funds from other essential areas. Additionally, the project’s stringent time constraints dovetailed perfectly with modular construction, known for its time efficiency. In essence, the decision to opt for modular construction was driven by the need for cost efficiency and the urgency of the project's timeline.

Large Project? No Problem!

Standardized materials used in modular construction, purchased in bulk, further reduce expenses. Our modular solutions carry a lower cost per sq. ft. than traditional brick and mortar buildings, especially in large projects like this one, which totaled $6.5M ($4.5M building cost, $2M site work).

The need for temporary homeless housing has escalated in LA and the US in recent decades, but with smart building practices offered by Mobile Modular, a perplexing problem has a viable solution.

For more on this project:

The Eastsider: New Cypress Park facility to shelter 95 residents

Spectrum News 1: 95-unit interim housing facility set to open in Cypress Park

Why Call Mobile Modular

By utilizing modular construction and leveraging the experience of the Mobile Modular project team, our client was able to maintain their leadership position and continue their mission to be a global frontrunner in their industry.

If you have any questions about modular building specifications, installation, turnaround time, size specifications, damage cover, insurance, contractual obligations, or adherence to building codes, browse through our comprehensive FAQs section or call us at 866-473-2495.

Our expertise, attention to detail, and end-to-end service is the reason why we continually rank high in customer satisfaction. We understand deadlines and work closely with you to deliver the unit you want on time and budget. Get your project started with Mobile Modular today!

Cypress Park Homeless Housing Project


Customer Name: City of Los Angeles

Project Location

Project Location: Los Angeles, CA.

Building Type

Building Type(s): Government & Military, Dorms & Workforce Housing


Permanent or Temporary: Temporary

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