New York City Tests Post-Disaster Housing That Stacks Up. Some excerpts:
For the past eight years, long before Hurricane Sandy did more than $70 billion in damage to the region, the city has been diligently developing what it calls urban post-disaster housing, with financing from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Though still in the prototype phase, the hope is that it could someday shelter residents for months, or even years, as they await reconstruction of their homes.
Think of it as a Lego version of the FEMA trailer, designed for a city of rowhouses and apartment towers, where people are in abundance and space is not.