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.
Military veterans who wanted to help struggling and homeless veterans started a program to build tiny houses on a vacant piece of land in south Kansas City known as the Veterans Community Project.
Thanks to generous donations from community members, they 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 center, 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.
Homeless veterans can live here completely free, and stay as long as they need to
The project was funded by generous donations to the VCP from various organizations
Each tiny house costs about $10,000 to produce, making the village space- and cost-effective