I visited Kansas City back in March to attend the 100 year commemoration of World War I. While I was there, I sought out Veteran stories happening in the area, and I was fortunate to stumble across a very cool one. Veterans Community Project is building tiny homes for homeless Veterans.
Their mission: “Veterans Community Project is dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished by the community for the community.”
Their goal is to build a village of tiny homes to house homeless Veterans in the Kansas City area. The Veteran, when given a home in the village, would essentially get to keep everything in the home. So, when they transition out of the village into their next home, they can take their fridge, bed, towels, etc., along with them. The Project plans to arrange other services for the Veterans in their village and provide community service projects for the village residents to participate in.
Veterans Community Project recently broke ground for infrastructure and are hoping to begin housing Veterans in November. “We look to be housing our first 10 Veterans by Thanksgiving,” said CEO and co-founder Chris Stout.
The organization was founded by a group of Veterans that each bring their own skill sets and character strengths to the team. When I visited with them, it was clear they not only love their mission but they love the Veterans they serve.