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City Builds Tiny Village For Homeless Veterans With 50 Tiny Houses So They Could Live There For Free
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City Builds Tiny Village For Homeless Veterans With 50 Tiny Houses So They Could Live There For Free

The Veterans Community Project in Kansas City is taking serious steps to improve the lives of America’s war heroes. Thanks to generous donations from community members, they’ve built the Veterans Village, a collection of small houses that homeless veterans can live in for free.

The village includes 50 individual homes, each one about the size of a studio apartment. Occupants are provided with food and necessities, as well as a sense of privacy, security, and stability. A nearby community centre, still under construction, will host classes and counseling aimed at helping veterans readjust to their lives and cope with trauma.

The VCP is made up of self-described “veterans helping veterans”, and has spearheaded many projects combatting homelessness and neglect in veteran communities. Though not the first of its kind in the US, the concept of ‘tiny homes’ does make the Veterans Village a unique and economically smart place of refuge.

More info: Veterans Community Project

This tiny home is one of 50 that make up Veterans Village, a new housing project in Kansas City

Image credits: Veterans Community Project

Homeless veterans can live here completely free, and stay as long as they need to

Image credits: Meghan Baker

The houses were built by Veterans Community Project, a local non-profit organisation

Image credits: Veterans Community Project

Each house is about the size of a studio apartment, containing a full kitchen and bathroom

Image credits: FRANK MORRIS

They also come stocked with food and necessities, which veterans can have replenished as needed

Image credits: Veterans Community Project

The village’s community atmosphere will help veterans feel less isolated

Image credits: Veterans Community Project

By receiving proper care and socialisation, they can readjust to life after service and cope with trauma

Image credits: FRANK MORRIS

Having their own space will give them a sense of privacy, security, and comfort, just like a real home

Image credits: FRANK MORRIS

The project was funded by generous donations to the VCP from various organisations

Image credits: Veterans Community Project

Each tiny house costs about $10,000 to produce, making the village space- and cost-effective

Image credits: Veterans Community Project

A similar village was constructed in 2013 in Olympia, Washington, for homeless community members

Image credits: Leah Nash

Here’s a brief history of the KCP’s Veterans Village, and some footage of its construction:

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Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago

i can't understand why a country with such a big budget expense for military doesn't treat their veteran better.

John L
Community Member
5 years ago

In truth, tiny homes is the ideal solution. I'm 72, a veteran, and love the idea of a tiny home. There's less upkeep, less to move around within. But most importantly, its still your castle, regardless the size. Remember, homeless veterans suffer from depression, and are not thinking like we are. They need to have their privacy and ease of upkeep.

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Arty
Community Member
5 years ago

and what about stopping sending people in other countries killing people for "freedom"? Maybe they will have less issue after that? na?

SnoopyCereal
Community Member
5 years ago

I know, I am young and ignorant, but America sends recruits to other countries that aren't as... "free" (emphasis on use of air quotes) and kills them because they live somewhere that isn't free? Or do they kill the extremist/crazy politicians there? I know I probably have it ass-backwards, but can I have a little clarification?

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Kelly
Community Member
5 years ago

This idea needs to spread to all states. These men are awesome. Beautiful work

Yesnia Oseguera
Community Member
5 years ago

What this needs, is support from all the states and their people

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Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago

i can't understand why a country with such a big budget expense for military doesn't treat their veteran better.

John L
Community Member
5 years ago

In truth, tiny homes is the ideal solution. I'm 72, a veteran, and love the idea of a tiny home. There's less upkeep, less to move around within. But most importantly, its still your castle, regardless the size. Remember, homeless veterans suffer from depression, and are not thinking like we are. They need to have their privacy and ease of upkeep.

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Arty
Community Member
5 years ago

and what about stopping sending people in other countries killing people for "freedom"? Maybe they will have less issue after that? na?

SnoopyCereal
Community Member
5 years ago

I know, I am young and ignorant, but America sends recruits to other countries that aren't as... "free" (emphasis on use of air quotes) and kills them because they live somewhere that isn't free? Or do they kill the extremist/crazy politicians there? I know I probably have it ass-backwards, but can I have a little clarification?

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Kelly
Community Member
5 years ago

This idea needs to spread to all states. These men are awesome. Beautiful work

Yesnia Oseguera
Community Member
5 years ago

What this needs, is support from all the states and their people

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