Kansas City, Missouri, has a very high population of homeless veterans. A dedicated group called Veterans Community Project Organization has worked hard to change that. This group came up with a brilliant, affordable and friendly way to help curb their homeless problem: tiny homes for veterans.
This group began construction of a village in Kansas City that was to be populated entirely by homeless veterans in tiny homes. Each home has approximately 240 square feet. The goal is to build 30 tiny homes for veterans and get 30 homeless veterans to move in. The organization was started by three veterans, and it is currently being funded by several other not-for-profit organizations. Built entirely by volunteers, the village also has a community building and counseling services.
Several other communities like this one have also been formed around the country. Tiny homes are an affordable way to help get our veterans off of the street and into comfortable homes. One village in Saint Petersburg, Florida, is now completely finished and has begun giving the homes to homeless veterans!
It is great to see dedicated volunteers working hard to help veterans get a new home. Hopefully, this will become a trend and we can see more soon!