According the United States Census Bureau, there are nearly 50,000 homeless veterans in America. In order to combat these issues with housing, popular TV shows like “Tiny House Hunters” are looking to create tiny homes as a solution.
The Chatham Savannah Authority for Homeless has organized the “Tiny Home Project” in order to fight this growing problem. We spoke with Cindy Murphy Kelley, the executive director behind the project. The plan to build the tiny homes will happen in three phases: twenty-four units built each year; the first twenty-four are planned to be up and ready by Christmas.
We also spoke with Chris Stout, the co-founder and CEO of the Veterans Community Project in Kansas City. His tiny home project has been up and running for two years, with veterans in the homes as of January 2018. He told us about the struggles and positive stories he has seen develop since creating this non-profit.