Shipping containers being turned into ‘tiny homes’ for homeless vets

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A local group has found a way to help America’s veterans who are struggling with homelessness. There was a groundbreaking Tuesday on a new project that will provide more housing at the Veterans Village.

Veterans Village is dedicated to making sure that those who served our country are not left behind if they fall on hard times.

There is an apartment complex that serves as homes for veterans and now some tiny homes are being added to the village.

The homes are each made from an old shipping container, around 320-square feet, including a bedroom, kitchenette, living room, bathroom and shower.

With the help of donations and federal grants, Veterans Village is able to offer them to homeless vets for just a few hundred dollars per month.

Organizers is now starting construction of the next phase of the tiny home project.

Veterans Village founder Arnold Stalk said he hopes to take this model nationwide.

“My vision is that we have no veteran that is homeless and that we never use the words United States veteran and homelessness in the same sentence.”

The project is made possible by donations from Sands Cares, the Raiders Foundation, and other groups.

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