Central City Bed

The Central City Bed® is a durable, sustainable, contemporary, bed bug resistant furniture line highly suited for affordable housing developments, shelters and dormitories. Designed and used by a nonprofit housing provider, every feature of the patented bed frame is unfriendly to bed bugs. The furniture is constructed for long-term use and is easy to clean. 

Available nationwide, Central City Bed products are a cost effective solution to an age-old problem. Made in the USA.

The Atlantic Magazine Covers the Psychological Toll of Bed Bugs

Oct 20, 2014

In a recent article in The Atlantic, writer Rose Eveleth recounts her third bed bug infestation experience. Beyond the itching and the interrupted sleep, Rose goes deeper into the anxiety and stress that affects people long after the bugs are gone:

"I used to joke that I had bed bug PTSD. There's a certain kind of anxiety that the seemingly invisible biters incite. But in fact, it might not be a joke. Research is starting to show that bed bug infections (sic) can leave people with anxiety, depression, and paranoia. And that's normal. In fact, it would be weird for you not to be freaked out, says Stephanie Perron, a doctor and researcher at the University of Montreal. 'If you have bed bugs, and if you don't care, that's not a normal reaction. You should be worried. I would consider it a normal reaction to a stressor.' " 

In the article, Rose reports on a few studies that have evaluated the stress and impact on mental health.

Click for the full article.

 



Bedbugs - It's a Musical!! Extended in New York City through November 2nd

Oct 14, 2014

While we don't find bed bug infestations funny necessarily, we thought that learning about a Broadway musical about bedbugs could add a lot of levity to your workday that may include dealing with the pests in the real world, in real time. But without an inspirational musical score.

Bedbugs - It's a Musical has attracted rave reviews in New York. The musical about mutant bedbugs that terrorize New York City has got it all: revenge, family, pesticides and, of course, a love story. The production was first released in 2008 and has taken six years to evolve into the hit it's become.

The New York Times dubbed it a Critics' Pick, adding: “A theatrical blast of fresh air, Bedbugs!!! is an audacious rock-’n’-roll concoction that never stops surprising. The sci-fi slapstick tradition of Little Shop of Horrors and The Rocky Horror Show is alive and well and, now, six-legged.” Full review here.  
Other reviews have called the production "zany, a must-see, and musical comedy genius." 

We are pretty sure the story line doesn't go as far as shopping for replacement furniture but never fear New York City - the Central City Bed is here!





Tax Credit Journal Shares the Story of Central City Bed's Creation

Oct 02, 2014

It's not often that housing developers turn into product designers but that's what happened at Central City Concern in 2009 as it looked for bed bug resistant furnishings for a new building. The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits was interested in this story of invention and moxie, and it profiled the story in its recently released October issue. Click to read the full story



For those who work in the affordable housing industry - developers, managers, finance and construction - tax credits are frequently a critical component of the project. Highly effective as a funding source, tax credits are a complex strategy often requiring the assistance of experts in the field. Novogradac & Company LLP, a national certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, Calif, provides assistance with direct services, national conferences and the monthly Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits.   



Portland Business Journal covers our Social Enterprise Business

Sep 18, 2014

Our Central City Bed business was recently featured in the Portland Business Journal in the Strategies: A Comprehensive Resource for Growing Businesses section. Excerpt: "From its debut at Madrona Studios, the Central City Bed quickly found a home at units managed by Home Forward, Portland's housing authority, and other nonprofits serving the homeless and low-income residents."  Click to download the full story.



Trade Shows & Conferences

Watch our blog for updates on Central City Bed's trade shows and conference participation.

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Companion Table

Companion table is bed bug resistant, made of metal and available in 180 colors. Three colors choices for the tops.

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Central City Bed®

Central City Bed ® - unfriendly to bed bugs, stackable, easy to clean and reuse. 

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