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Veterans Community Project needs help building more tiny houses for vets who are homeless

Posted at 6:57 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 09:14:16-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans Community Project is looking for volunteers to help with the second phase of their tiny homes project. 

There's already been 13 homes finished, housing homeless veterans from the Kansas City area. Now they're looking to finish an additional 13 homes by Nov. 8. 

VCP co-founder Brandonn Mixon said the homes are built by community partners and volunteers throughout the area. 

"This is built by the community, for veterans," Mixon said.  "The veterans that are living here already, it's showing them, hey, the community does care about you. It's a huge impact and again that's what motivates these guys."

Mixon said there have already been 10 veterans who have transitioned out of the tiny homes into other programs or permanent housing.

The organization also provides wrap-around services for veterans.

"We're trying to be that one stop shop for all veterans, those are what those guys need," Mixon said. "When they transition out of the military, a lot of these guys get lost or become homeless. Homeless is a very broad term but our goal is here at VCP is to bring them back into the civilian life."

The goal is to have 49 homes and a 4800 square foot community center built by next year. 

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