3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,471 sf homes installed in one day
June 2018 | Source: USModular, Inc.
Canoga Park, CA., June 2018–USModular, Inc, the leading modular home builder in California, today announced the installation of its latest residential project in Canoga Park, highlighting a building system that allows the construction of single family homes faster, better, and for less in comparison to site-built homes.
The latest collaboration between New Economics for Women and USModular, Inc are new 1,471 square feet, 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes in Canoga Park, CA. These single story homes include a covered front porch and attached 2 car garages. The interior features energy star appliances, laminate flooring, solid surface countertops and tile surround showers. The exterior materials include 9 foot sidewalls, rain barrels, dual pane windows and cool roof shingles
Installed in one day, this affordable housing project was built to help deserving families prosper in healthy and safe environments in the Los Angeles area.
Recent data indicates that home prices in the Los Angeles area rose 10% in 2017 with a median sale price of $570,000 with tight supply and strong demand being the main factors.
New Economics for Women (NEW) is a Non-Profit Community Development Corporation based in Los Angeles. For 30 years, NEW has been dedicated to the economic security of women, especially immigrant women, in low-wealth communities. NEW believes the “Power of Place” has the ability to transform lives. That’s why their developments are centered on the needs of their residents. By combining affordable housing with services to meet the needs of its residents, NEW has developed several distinct communities in different geographic areas of Los Angeles including award winning and innovative community transformations. Some of NEW outcomes of 2015-2016 include:
- 1071 affordable housing units were offered to homeless single parent mothers and adult women, working Families and retired senior citizens in Los Angeles County and Denver Colorado
- 5291 customers were stabilized through economic impact development services
- 327 families attended NEW homebuyer workshop
- 7 families were successfully prevented from going into foreclosure
According to Bill Cavanaugh, Vice President of USModular, Inc, families hoping to live in the Los Angeles or surrounding areas are in need of homes that are energy efficient and affordable, but the available inventory of homes for sale in the Los Angeles area are not accessible to most families.
“USModular, Inc. is the first modular builder focused on building extremely high quality, energy efficient, affordable homes in the Los Angeles area,” Cavanaugh said. “By building off-site in a controlled factory setting, we reduce the construction schedule by 50 percent or more versus a traditional site-based construction process – helping to provide families and generations to follow a safe and healthy home environment in the Los Angeles area. Virtually any style of home or commercial building using traditional construction techniques can be built using modular construction. No matter what you build, it can be built faster, better, and for less using modular construction. While building the Canoga Park affordable housing project, we enjoyed the close collaboration of working with the visionary team at New Economics for Women (NEW). NEW is committed to empowering lower income, women led families with an approach that includes creating physical spaces (housing, community centers and schools) that help families prosper in healthy and safe environments.”
About USModular, Inc. In the last few years, USModular, Inc. has led the way in the modular construction industry in California by building single family and multi-family homes, granny flats (ADU), apartment buildings and affordable housing projects, with upcoming projects in the commercial and retail building sectors. By educating the general public on the clear advantages of using modular construction as a primary building method, we have helped our customers build their projects faster, better and for less. Thousands of projects are now built using modular construction techniques, and those numbers will continue to grow as more and more homeowners and builders experience the advantages of off-site (modular) construction.
About Bill Cavanaugh, Vice President at USModular, Inc.: Bill Cavanaugh is originally from the State of Connecticut. He holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in business from the University of Connecticut. Bill originally worked in Hospital Administration before starting MedCare Advantage, a nationwide hospital Medicare insurance agency with annual sales of over $60 million. He ultimately sold this company to pursue his passion for real estate development. For the past 25+ years he has been involved with the development of single family homes, condominiums, student housing, apartments, land entitlement and commercial buildings. Those projects have ranged in value from $150,000 to $10 Million. At USModular, Inc., Bill interacts with clients to help create the ideal project for their needs and in their budget from design through engineering, plan review and permitting. The projects he has developed and built at USModular, Inc. include single family homes, multi-family complexes, homeless shelters, and Apartments. He is one of the founding principles of USModular, Inc., a general contracting and real estate development firm specializing in projects utilizing off-site construction.