Canada is building a tiny village of houses for homeless veterans
Canada is building a tiny village of houses — and the project will help 20 veterans transition out of homelessness.
Alberta foundation Homes for Heroes is currently in the process of planning 20 tiny homes of up to 300 square feet each, which will be placed in Edmonton, Alta.
The village will cost between $3.5 and $5 million to build.
Construction of the tiny village is expected to finish around October or November 2020. It will be located in Edmonton's Evansdale neighbourhood.
There are roughly 3,000 to 5,000 homeless veterans across Canada, and 240 in Edmonton.
Excited to be a part of the #Evansdale #HomesForHeroes project in #YEG. Future home to 18 tiny homes for at-risk #Veterans. This is second of it's kind in #Canada, and will help reduce the 240 homeless Veterans currently living on #Edmonton streets.#YPmerge #ECAbuildsYEG pic.twitter.com/P0wSKnhWoC— Richard Haas (@RichardAHaas) February 3, 2020
Each home will be named after a Canadian soldier that died in service.
The tiny houses will be equipped with a private washroom, bedroom, and all necessary cooking utensils, linens, and cleaning products.
Residents will also have access to an on-site full-time counsellor and community garden.
The Homes for Heroes foundation has already constructed a tiny village for military veterans in Calgary, which opened in November 2019 to great success.
A local Calgary TV show even donated Christmas wreaths so the veterans could celebrate the holiday season in style.
Big thanks to our friends at Stampede City Sessions for their donation of Christmas wreaths to the homes at the Calgary Homes for Heroes village. Bravo Zulu. pic.twitter.com/STgHBnLYql— Homes For Heroes Foundation (@homes4heroesfdn) November 27, 2019
The Homes for Heroes Foundation is also currently in talks with Vancouver about building a village for homeless veterans.
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