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Author: Alex Morales
Title: Houston Deployable Communities
Category: Justice & equity
Description: As a way to help find solutions to homelessness, this film tells the story of designing deployable communities intended to replace homeless encampments and provide not only intermediary housing but services on the ground as well to help identify specific needs by building a sense of community. Utilizing the design charette process, designers worked with leaders in local government, experts in services for the homeless, and the general public to find a model in the middle that would eventually help the homeless find permanent housing. The communities are intended to be deployed where needed--reused on another site once measurable progress has been made from one homeless encampent to another.