Urban-Camp builds systems to help people living on the street build better lives.
Via Urban Camp: Urban-Camp systems offer security, shelter, heat, clean water, and toilets in a personal-control environment for individuals and small families. It’s the first step in helping people gain control of their lives and fight back against economic, mental health, or addiction challenges.
Code Compliance Built-In: Urban-Camp modules are built to meet all state and local code requirements including the minimal standard in the IBC building codes for a dwelling:
- DEFINITION of a DWELLING UNIT: A single unit providing complete independent living facilities for one or more persons. including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.
- MINIMUM ROOM AREAS: Habitable rooms shall have a floor area of not less than 70 SF.
The Simple Idea of An Address: Urban Camp Modules allows a person to have a Address. It is the basis of support from social service agencies, medical, and emergency personnel. It has also become the basis of participation in the normal flow of home delivery of food and personal goods.
Whitepaper UC110: Design for Urban Camp Homes
Urban Camp targets people living on the street, often in tent camps. The design is for a living space that helps these people transition to better lives.
We study patterns in urban encampments and locate systems nearby to existing tent camps to offer an attractive alternative to street living. Destruction or displacement of urban tent camps has failed as a solution.
Urban Camp system are designed for temporary, 1-5 year, encampments on leased property from private and public sponsors. System are lightweight to install on existing sites without foundations – within the dimensions of a standard parking space.