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Dallas' New Affordable Housing: Welcome To My Container!

An apartment complex offering workforce housing at less than $1K a month is coming to Southeast Dallas. The only catch: Your next bedroom will be inside a shipping container. 

Affordable housing arrives in Southeast Dallas in the form of shipping containers.

Nonprofit CitySquare Housing, in partnership with Merriman Anderson/Architects, announced the launch of the Lomax Container Housing Project, an initiative that will create 19 affordable one-bedroom apartments in Southeast Dallas by repurposing shipping containers. 

The complex, under construction at the intersection of South Malcolm X Boulevard and Louise Avenue, will offer 300 SF units with a living area, kitchen and bathroom.

Inside The Lomax Container Housing Project apartment containers.

Priced at $906 a month with utilities included, the units will be rent-restricted at 60% of the area median income.

The project is a prototype for the area — the partners said they aim to build shipping container housing projects in other strategic locations across the DFW Metroplex. 

The containers will be built off-site and installed by Falcon Structures. In addition to Merriman Anderson/Architects, the project is relying on the work of Summit Consultants, Hunt & Joiner, RLG Consulting Engineers, IntroSpec and Studio Outside.