Housing: Low Costs Through Instant Building

HOUSING

Low Costs Through Instant Building

The fleet of trucks rumbled out of National Homes Corp.'s prefabrication plant in Lafayette, Ind., shortly after midnight, laden with six-ton sections of ready-to-live-in housing. Their destination was a Chicago ghetto 125 miles away. Less than 24 hours later, tall cranes had plucked the sections from the trucks and stacked them into eight two-story, four-bedroom homes ready for occupancy.

The instant homes were the first of 200 being built in Chicago ghetto neighborhoods by National Homes and by Guerdon Industries....

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