Can tiny houses help solve veteran homelessness?

Kansas City group builds transitional housing village for vets

Chas Henry
April 10, 2018 - 11:10 am

Veterans Community Project

Tiny homes can be more than just quaint and quirky.

That's the view of the Kansas City, Missouri non-profit constructing a village of 50 small dwellings it hopes will help transition homeless veterans to more permanant places to live.

Brian Meyer, a co-founder of the Veterans Community Project, contrasts the small structures with traditional homeless shelters, which he says can prove stressful for vets dealing with anxiety disorders.  A tiny home, on the other hand, he says, "provides that kind of safe place.”

“We kind of view it as a classroom," says Meyer, "to teach an individual how to live independently again, by putting them in a kind of scaled-down model of where they will eventually land."

Listen to what Brian told Eye on Veterans about the project:

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