Tiny houses in Kansas City to serve homeless veterans

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A group of military veterans has started a program to build tiny houses for struggling and homeless veterans on a vacant piece of land in Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports that the nonprofit Veterans Community Project hopes to have 50 tiny homes on a four-acre vacant site it purchased from the Kansas City Land Bank. The first 240-square-foot house was dedicated Monday morning.

Each house costs about $10,000 to build and equip. The organization is seeking private community donations and is challenging each branch of the military to donate at least one house. United Automobile Workers has agreed to donate basics, such as dishes, linens and toiletries.

Army veteran Chris Stout, retired Marine Corps veteran Kevin Jamison, Navy reservist Mark Solomon and others started the nonprofit.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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