Hundreds of military veterans live without a permanent place they can call home. Thankfully, these entrepreneurs came forward to provide a solution to the problem.
According to The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 40 percent of veterans are homeless. Plus, it does not help when many of them have to live with the trauma they suffer after being in the war zone for years.
Kevin Jamison and his partners in the Veterans Community Project were aware of the homeless issue that many of these veterans were facing.
Hence, when they saw a piece of unoccupied land in the east of 89th and Troost in Kansas City, they knew that it could be the key solution to the veterans’ problem. Jamison and his partners later bought the land for US$500 from City Land Bank.
Thanks to the generous donations they received from community members, they managed to build 50 individual tiny houses on the land.
So far, the first “Veteran Village” has been completed with all 50 houses available for homeless veterans to reside for free.
The tiny house may be miniature but it has everything that one needs to live comfortably
There is a bed, a bathroom with a shower and a full kitchen.
Each house is the size of a studio apartment.
Every house only costs around US$10,000 to be built, making it cost-effective too.
Each unit is also stocked with food and other necessities and veterans can have them replenished as frequent as they need.
Jamison hoped that the village community would help each veteran to get back on their feet and cope with their trauma.