The Virginia Association of Manufactured and Modular Housing (VAAMHA) tells MHPronews the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has announced a competition to design a safe, energy efficient, affordable and accessible home to allow people to age in place in VA. Part of the 2015 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference (VAGHC), the competition is open to individuals and businesses in Virginia—students, amateurs, professionals, licensed, unlicensed or teams.
DHCD is partnering with EarthCraft Virginia, Virginia Home Builders Association, Virginia Building and Code Officials Association and Easy Living Virginia. Winning submissions will receive $750 plus construction of their design by Habitat for Humanity.
As MHProNews reported May 6, 2011, N2Care of Salem, VA developed a 299 square-foot modular aging in place cottage to be sited adjacent to a relative’s home. Designed by students at Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies, the home can be equipped with the latest medical technology and communication sensors designed to send information and alerts to nearby loved ones/caregivers. ##
(Photo credit: N2Care–Med Cottage)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.