California recently dedicated Potter's Lane, an Orange County apartment building constructed from recycled shipping containers that will be used to house homeless veterans. Los Angeles Times staffer Doug Smith reports on the $6.3 million project which was was completed in less than five months and is expected to open in mid-February.

Potter's Lane is a 16-unit complex that was built on a parcel of land owned by the Orange County homeless service and housing organization American Family Housing:

Once building officials sign off on the last details, the complex will be home to 15 formerly homeless veterans. The 16th unit will be occupied by a case manager to coordinate services for the tenants.

Eight of the tenants will receive rental subsidies and services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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