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Public drive to furnish tiny houses for homeless veterans in south Kansas City

Watch as Veterans Community Project workers build tiny houses in KC

A GoPro camera captured the project by the Veterans Community Project of building a tiny house Oct. 21-23 in Veterans Village, near East 89th Street and Troost Avenue. The house will be auctioned to raise funds to house homeless veterans in other
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A GoPro camera captured the project by the Veterans Community Project of building a tiny house Oct. 21-23 in Veterans Village, near East 89th Street and Troost Avenue. The house will be auctioned to raise funds to house homeless veterans in other

The subdivision of tiny houses for homeless veterans is almost ready for occupants in south Kansas City. Now it’s time to furnish them.

AT&T and the Veterans Community Project on Friday announced a $50,000 contribution from the company and the AT&T Pioneers, as well as a public drive to help turn those tiny houses into livable homes.

The Pioneers, a network of volunteers, has set up tiny house veterans’ registries at Bed Bath & Beyond No. 0545198308, Kohl’s No. 3372094 and Target No. 022184026047745. They are encouraging the public to make a purchase and the Pioneers will hold the items until the homes are ready.

The Veterans Community Project plans to move the first homeless veterans into tiny houses at 89th Street and Troost Avenue around Thanksgiving.

John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri, said the $50,000 contribution to the project was part of $500,000 the company is giving for veterans’ causes across the country.

The Veterans Community Project purchased about 4 acres of vacant land in 2015 to create the tiny houses subdivision.

Matt Campbell: 816-234-4902, @MattCampbellKC

At the KC site to provide tiny houses for homeless vets, Chris and Mark Lawrence arrive Sept. 17 with "2x4s For Hope." This video was originally published Sept. 17, 2016.

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