Disaster Relief Housing

Disasters can occur anywhere in the world without warning. Whether an earthquake, hurricane, or flood, a disaster can leave millions homeless in the blink of an eye. ReadyShelter was created for the specific purpose of offering a quick-assembled, sustainable alternative to standard disaster relief housing. 
Designed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, ReadyShelter is recognized as part of FEMA’s Alternative Housing Program. Our pre-engineered steel and CAF panel building system is easily transported and field-assembled using basic hand tools. Because of their outstanding durability, ReadyShelters are ideal for transitional and even permanent housing for those displaced by disasters. See our ReadyHome section for more information on permanent housing solutions.
While ReadyShelter was initially designed for use in the United States, it is also easily tailored for international disaster relief. ReadyShelter units can be shipped anywhere in the world using standard ISO containers. ReadyShelters have already been deployed in Louisiana and Haiti.
Simple and Straightforward Operation:
  • One core product – framing system with emphasis on durability, flexibility and simplicity 
  • Prepositioning ability and long shelf-life 
  • Easy construction – quickly and safely assembled using only small tools in less than 200 man-hours
  • Scalable materials that are pre-cut, flat packaged, and easily transported 
  • Multiple foundation including concrete slab, concrete plinth, timber/steel, and above ground stilt construction 
Safe and Durable Green Structures: 
  • Lowest carbon footprint
  • Climate controlled, energy efficient, and thermal resistant
  • Superior air quality (low VOC emissions) 
  • Spacious units, offering greater protection from extreme weather conditions
  • Fire, termite, rodent and mold/mildew resistant


ReadyShelter's hardened units are ideal for disaster relief and are approved as part of the FEMA Alternative Housing Program.  ReadyShelter is also UFAS compliant for the elderly and disabled.  
Multiple floor plans are available.  Standard dimensions are 20x24 for 16 occupants, 24x32 for 20 occupants, and 24x36 for 24 occupants.



  • Steel and panel framing system (1)
  • 2 doors and 5 windows, exterior
  • Doors, frame and hinges, interior
  • Concrete board or other siding
  • Insulation, ceiling and walls
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical/AC
  • Carpet and sheet flooring
  • Cabinet and countertops package
  • Paint, interior finishes


  • Floor framing system including OSB
  • Pier system and straps
  • Furniture package

(1) Includes, base track, wall studs, top track, ceiling rafters, ridge beam, metal roof, fasteners, wall and ceiling panels.