August 19, 2009 1:13 PM

Texas officials say no to people living in cargo containers

A proposal to convert shipping containers into low-income homes drew negative reactions from Fort Worth city leaders Tuesday. A Place to Sleep, a Tarrant County-based nonprofit, proposed creating homes from steel cargo boxes that measure 48 feet long and 8.5 feet wide. Council members said the homes wouldn't be appropriate for single-family neighborhoods.

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