Several projects have been experimented involving low-cost, quickly assembled I Wood building to address homelessness problems.
I Wood emergency shelters can be delivered to areas recovering from a natural disaster or facing homelessness issues. A small group of social activists, in partnership with the victims they are aiming to help, can build a fair amount of small structures to be offered as temporary shelters to people in need. The structures can be upgraded over time to more permanent dwellings, or be disassembled rapidly. Pop-up manufactures are not only possible but simple and affordable, requiring only a small investment in equipment. They can be located at community centers, churches, woodworker's properties, or installed temporarily on-site wherever electric power can be made available.
The production, assembly and furnishing of temporary structures with I Wood materials may also create employment amongst the residents of emergency shelters, who are recovering from homelessness. Because such low-cost shelters can be upgraded and expanded over time to more permanent dwellings, it blazes a trail going straight from homelessness to home ownership - a similar approach may eventually help young families and low-income individuals to access home ownership without the heavy price tag of mortgaging their future for an expensive mansion.
I Wood has been featured in multiple efforts aimed at homelessness relief. In San Diego, California, an association with Amikas and St Luke's Episcopal Church have resulted in many units built to assist individuals in a housing crisis. Proving I Wood's ease of assembly, a group of high-school teenagers from High Tech High (San Diego) have assembled a unit as a school project. Another effort in Tecate, Mexico, built tiny homes for families in need. I Wood solutions have been also exhibited as a proposal to help solve housing issues on Salt Spring Island, Canada.