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All Access Addresses the Homeless Crisis With Versa Shelter

Recent reports show upwards of 580,000 people are homeless in the United States. From 2019 to 2020, the homeless population jumped two percent, with the impact of COVID-19 yet to be reported. After a downward trend of unsheltered homeless, this number is on the rise again—a trend that includes people of every age, race, ethnicity, and gender. At All Access, we wanted to do something for these individuals and families. So, we created the Versa Shelter, a transitional housing unit that provides safety, stability, and support.

The Versa Shelter: Transitional Housing Unit Focused on Homefull-ness

Transitional housing units serve as temporary homes for unhoused people as they find more permanent placement. During the pandemic, many lost access to traditional group shelters due to lockdown policies and social distancing.

The Versa Shelter is All Access’ solution to the problem. We work with local governments to create safe, clean transitional housing units that benefit the entire community. By establishing secure areas around cities, we can build dozens of Versa Shelters and coordinate portable restroom trailers. The overall goal is to provide accessible, safe transitional housing that offers dignity and security.

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These ‘villages’ of Versa Shelters will become communities that provide privacy and security for those in need. About 50 percent of children on their own are unsheltered, and those forced to live in areas “not meant for human habitation” are particularly vulnerable to the weather and other threats. Versa Shelter provides a safe place to sleep and feel ‘at home.’

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Homeless programs in the United States provide shelter for just 61 percent of the homeless population, many of which are families. With growing numbers of homeless and limited shelters, these people need a place to stay that’s reliable and secure. These villages are city-sanctioned and meant to provide transitional housing. 

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Versa Shelters provide support to cities and their communities. They’re a robust solution for growing homeless populations in cities across the United States. And, because they deploy rapidly and can be reconfigured for future uses, they’re an economical and practical option. With safety, stability, and support in mind, they are a beneficial solution for all.

compared to other units on the market

The Versa Shelter has exceptional construction strength and checks all the safety boxes. In addition, the simple, affordable design combined with fast assembly and versatile configurations make it highly functional and a robust solution for a growing problem across our country.

All Access’s Decades of Experience
Used for Good

We’ve been the entertainment staging leader for over 30 years. Like many industries since March 2020, we’ve had to adapt our services to where the needs are in different markets. The Versa Shelter is built with the same attention to detail, strength, and durability that we use for our world-renowned staging systems. We’re using our experience to provide a solution for communities struggling with this growing issue.

To learn more about the Versa Shelter and coordinate a village for your city, email us at versashelter@allaccessinc.com.

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