Village of Tiny Homes Built for Homeless Veterans in Kansas City
These tiny homes were made for veterans who are homeless.
11 men and 2 women veterans currently reside in the village and will live rent-free while working toward getting back on their feet. Each unit comes with all the essentials, including a bedroom, kitchen, heat and AC.
“[As a veteran] I’m not going to worry about my mental health issue or if I have an addiction issues, if I’m worried about where I’m going to sleep, what I’m going to eat, how I’m going to pay my bills. We eliminate all those things.” Bryan Mayer, the community’s co-founder stated. “Anyone that may have a social anxiety disorder, PTSD — group living situations really are not good for those individuals, and this kind of provides that shelter, that home for them.”
Veterans work with an on-site manager to plan out treatment and social services, like learning how to budget and grocery shop. 1 home costs roughly $15,000 to sponsor one home and the project is funded completely by donations. There are currently 13 homes in the village with 37 more on the way.
Around 500 cities have also expressed interest in building a similar tiny home village in their communities. The next village is set to be built in Nashville.