This is Canada’s tiny home village for homeless veterans
“Homes for Heroes” village in Calgary, Canada, is first of its kind village which has been built exclusively for homeless veterans who have been forced to sleep on the streets. Thee villages comprises of fifteen identical tiny homes for the former members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Each home is equipped with everything from cable and internet to fully-functioning kitchens and outdoor decks. The complex has also been equipped with additional on-site resources such as mental health support, counseling, career training, mentoring, case management, and even community gardens.
“Our team at the Homes For Heroes Foundation has met with hundreds of veterans who are in crisis and experiencing homelessness,” said Homes for Heroes Foundation president and co-founder David Howard.
“We wanted to build a program that can help them with a successful transition to civilian life. Our veterans are proud warriors, proud of their service, and proud to be citizens of Canada. They want a hand-up, not a hand-out. We listened to what they had to say, and we designed our foundation around meeting their needs.”