Posted on: February 24, 2017
A Veterans organization near Kansas City, Missouri will no longer tolerate Veteran homelessness.
So they are handing over keys to tiny homes — free of charge — to homeless vets.
The org, called Veteran’s Community Project (VCP), was founded by Veterans to address unmet needs and current gaps in services, according to the foundation’s website.
The VCP website goes on to say:
Veterans Community Project (VCP) is constructing Veterans Village. A community of 50 tiny-homes and a Community Center. Each Tiny Home will be used as transitional housing for homeless Veterans.
In contrast to traditional homeless services, we believe a Tiny Home provides the Veteran privacy, a sense of ownership, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace.
Our Community Center will provide essential onsite services to treat the underlying causes of homelessness and assist individuals become comfortable with living on their own.
All services, housing, food, and utilities will be provided at no cost to the Veteran for a period of time. Eventually the Veteran will take over financial responsibility for living at Veteran’s Village before making the transition into their own permanent housing.
We wish these folks the best of luck in their venture. They are serving a population most worthy of the support.
Photos courtesy VCP website