A Village Of 50 Tiny Houses Is Being Built So Homeless Veterans Have A Place To Live
A group of people in Missouri are working together to build a community of 50 tiny houses that will serve at least 50 homeless veterans.
An organization called Veterans Community Project (VCP) is behind the cool new neighborhood, which is being built on an empty lot.
Three veterans started the nonprofit themselves and have partnered with other organizations to get the project done and help veterans.
“We do this on weekends, holidays, evenings, whenever we can,” said Chris Lawrence, who is providing some of the lumber used to build the tiny homes through an organization she helps run called 2x4s For Home. “We’re just trying to help make a difference. Little by little, one board at a time.”
“Going from extreme isolation to extreme socialization can be very overwhelming and cause unwanted outcomes,” the VCP website wrote about homeless veterans transitioning into support programs. “We believe that handing the veteran the keys to their own home and letting them socialize at their own pace is key to a successful outcome.”
This isn’t the first time a group of people have come together to make a neighborhood of tiny houses for veterans.