Kansas City Refuses To Let Veterans Stay Homeless, Builds Them Their Own Town For Free

Flip it!

Others had questions about how the veterans were selected to have the opportunity to live in the tiny home community…

How are these VETS selected? I don’t want to see a good thing to waste.

And others had questions about the mental health needs of the veterans…

How are you dealing immediately with the mental health issues? A house won’t fix those. Mentors onsite?

Far too many of our servicemen and women struggle with homelessness and addiction. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that there are just under 40,000 homeless veterans, the majority of which are between the ages of 50 and 60 years old. The numbers of homeless veterans are in decline, in part due to initiatives like the Veterans Community Project. Housing and community projects like the one seen here in Kansas City is hopefully the start of more projects that give back to our veterans.

The combination of a place to live and the tools to live a better life, as modeled here by the Veterans Community Project, is a victory for everyone involved.