War Vets Get Their Own Tiny Village to Live in Free of Cost by The City’s Veteran Community Project
8It’s truly remarkable how a nonprofit organization like this one, has improved the lives of so many
It’s clear to see how much of an impact this small city has on people’s lives. Undoubtedly, this has been a great idea that should be implemented across the country. One of the best ways to help veterans get back on their feet and secure a better life for themselves is to help them in this kind of small metropolis of tiny dwellings.
9Tiny houses are being used to combat veteran homelessness in communities around the country now
The VCP’s tiny homes for homeless veterans in Kansas City are proving to be a huge success six years after they were first built. At first glance, the nonprofit’s campus appears to be a miniature version of a suburbia. Now, there are also aspirations to expand the scope of the project both locally in Kansas City and nationwide.
10VCPs success is being noticed by cities across the country
The Planning Director of Sioux Falls, Jason Bieber used VCP’s model when the city was considering where to shelter its homeless vets. Leaders in Sioux Falls reached out to Kansas City and became partners as a result of their efforts. He said- “I think it was always in the back of our mind as being the dream to partner with them and do one of their villages up here. But never thought that would necessarily be a reality.”
As he put it, the city has already chosen a location for its tiny house village and is eagerly awaiting the start of construction. St. Louis and Longmont, Colorado, will soon have VCP communities as well. According to the organization, a comparable village will be established in eight other locations by the end of 2022.