Revolutionary Solution to Soaring Homelessness Crisis, Says Sprung Structures President
As homelessness continues to plague cities across North America, the urgent need for effective solutions is at the forefront of discussions during the National Alliance to End Homelessness convention.
One company, Sprung Structures, the pioneering force behind tension-membrane shelters, is garnering attention with its innovative Sprung Navigation Center model, which has successfully transitioned over 10,000 Americans from homelessness to stable housing.
An Alternative Approach to Combat Homelessness
Highlighting the pressing issue, Phil Sprung, president of Sprung Structures, states,
“Soaring homelessness is a top concern for cities across North America, and we can offer the fastest solution to reverse this growing crisis.”
Sprung Structures has developed high-performance, purpose-built shelters, which not only provide housing but also essential on-site social services, thus achieving the desired outcomes of the Housing First model in a fraction of the time typically required for traditional construction.
Swift and Superbly Equipped Structures
With superior climate control, abundant natural daylight, and spacious layouts that can accommodate a range of support services, Sprung facilities can be constructed in as little as eight weeks.
These structures boast low construction costs and minimal foundation requirements, coupled with energy-efficient insulation packages that ensure a comfortable interior while reducing overall operating expenses.
A Holistic Approach to Support
The Sprung Navigation Center model offers a mix of dormitory-style rooms and private units, addressing the diverse needs of homeless individuals. These centers provide critical resources such as addiction treatment, job retraining, and mental health services, helping to tackle the underlying causes of chronic homelessness.
Research confirms that individuals with stable and secure housing have significantly higher success rates in addressing their homelessness issues, as evidenced by the Navigation Center model.
Proven Success and Expansion
Sprung’s innovative structures have already made a significant impact in major urban centers, including San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, and Phoenix.
“Successfully used in these cities, these special structures provide people who are experiencing homelessness with temporary housing as they travel the path to self-sufficiency and a brighter, more secure future,” says Sprung.
To date, more than 10,000 individuals have successfully transitioned from homelessness to stable housing through these centers. Further details and examples of projects can be found on the company’s website, sprung.com.
Phoenix Praises the Respiro Solution
In Phoenix, Sprung Structures’ custom 100-bed tensioned-fabric structure, aptly named Respiro (meaning “respite” in Spanish), continues to save lives beyond the scorching summers. Yassamin Ansari, a city councilwoman in Phoenix, applauds the efforts, stating,
“I look forward to working with Sprung to continue providing humane, temporary housing solutions for our unsheltered residents.”
About Sprung Structures
With a rich history dating back to 1887, Sprung Structures is a leading manufacturer of rapid-construction buildings used in various industries, including military bases, schools, hospitals, sports arenas, fabrication plants, warehouses, soundstages, and homeless shelters.
The company’s patented tension-membrane technology, the result of five generations of inventors in the Sprung family, combined with their aluminum-framed structures, offers advanced, sustainable, and high-performance buildings that can be designed in days and built in weeks, all at a significantly lower cost than traditional construction methods.
Moreover, Sprung structures boast an indefinite life expectancy while maintaining portability, enabling them to be dismantled and reused at another site or for different purposes, ultimately adding value to investors’ return on investment.
The company gained further recognition when Elon Musk, the renowned disruptor of today’s technology, enlisted Sprung Structures to help construct Tesla’s 140,000 sq. ft. assembly-line factory in a remarkable three weeks, defying skeptical investors who doubted such an achievement was possible.
As homelessness continues to affect countless lives, the rapid construction of tension-membrane shelters spearheaded by Sprung Structures proves to be a pivotal step toward ending this crisis.
With their successful track record and commitment to innovation, Sprung Structures is paving the way for a brighter future for those experiencing homelessness across North America.