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‘Homes for Heroes’ program wants to help homeless veterans in Halifax

Test A non-profit organization wants to help homeless veterans across Canada get off the streets by providing unique communities for them to live in. The Homes for Heroes program will provide homes, a community of peers, and a support structure to help military veterans re-integrate into civilian life. The "tiny home communities" are an assortment of 300 square foot homes built in a barrack-style layout, with a resource and community centre in the middle. The veterans are also paired with a case worker through Veterans Affairs who will work with them on their specific needs. Co-founder and president David Howard says one of the largest issues facing veterans across the country is homelessness and difficulty transitioning, largely in part to PTSD. He's been involved in helping veterans across the country for the last ten years. A non-profit organization wants to help homeless veterans across Canada get off the streets by providing unique communities for them to live in. The Homes for Heroes program will provide homes, a community of peers, and a support structure to help military veterans re-integrate into civilian life. The "tiny home communities" are an assortment of 300 square foot homes built in a barrack-style layout, with a resource and community centre in the middle. The veterans are also paired with a case worker through Veterans Affairs Continue reading →