Colorado REALTORS® Help Fund Construction of Tiny Home Village for Veterans
With the help of a $20,000 grant from the CAR Foundation and a $5,000 grant from the Longmont Association of REALTORS®, the Veterans Community Project (VCP) broke ground yesterday on VCP Village – Longmont, an innovative project that will provide housing for veterans and their families. In attendance was Gov. Jared Polis, as well as CAR CEO Tyrone Adams, CAR Chair Janene Johnson, Chair-elect Robert Walkowicz and LAR CEO Amy Aschenbrenner .
VCP Village is located on a two-acre property and will have 26 tiny homes for single residency as well as five family homes that will accommodate up to seven persons each. Additionally, all the homes will come equipped with new furniture, housewares, appliances, bedding, and utilities free of charge. There will also be a 3,000 square foot community center.
“…Village residents and VCP’s specially-trained case managers work together to achieve incremental, lasting results in the areas of health and wellness, education, employment, financial literacy, and the development of a personal support network.
Once desired goals are met, VCP assists each Veteran in securing a permanent housing solution and continues follow-up case management for a year. Each Veteran is allowed to take the entire contents of his or her tiny home as they transition to a new life.”
For more information on the Veterans Community Project, visit https://www.veteranscommunityproject.org/