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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 →

1st tiny home village for homeless veterans in Canada to open in Calgary next year

275-square-foot houses are a joint effort by ATCO, Homes for Heroes Foundation and the Mustard Seed275-square-foot houses are a joint effort by ATCO, Homes for Heroes Foundation and the Mustard Seed ATCO showed off the first of the tiny homes the company is building for the Homes for Heroes Foundation in Calgary to help military veterans who have struggled with homelessness. The houses are only 275 square feet, but they're fully equipped with a kitchen, a three-piece bathroom and a living room that doubles as a bedroom with a Murphy-bed. ATCO CEO Nancy Southern says the tiny homes will give Continue reading →

Tiny homes to provide homeless vets ‘a sense of community’

Military veterans without a home will soon be receiving reinforcements.Military veterans without a home will soon be receiving reinforcements. A community of 15 tiny homes fabricated by Calgary’s ATCO industries is being eyed for a site in Forest Lawn next year. On Monday, proponents of the mission unveiled two of the first 275 square-foot homes that’ll bear the names of fallen Canadian soldiers. “Our tiny homes will provide our homeless veterans with a sense of privacy, a sense of community,” said ATCO CEO Nancy Southern. Just as importantly, she said, the community will include Continue reading →

Learn more about Homes for Heroes foundation

Wed, Oct 10: Dave Howard joins Global News Morning Calgary to discuss the Home For Heroes Foundation and re-integrating military veterans into civilian life.Wed, Oct 10: Dave Howard joins Global News Morning Calgary to discuss the Home For Heroes Foundation and re-integrating military veterans into civilian life.

Calgary charity hopes to build veterans’ village to house homeless veterans

A community of homeless veterans could soon be built in Calgary’s inner-city community of Bridgeland. Homes for Heroes has already secured the $2.5 million needed to build a barracks-style community, complete with 20 tiny homes. Each of the 300-square-foot homes, which would be built by ATCO, would cost veterans between $450 and $500 in monthly rent.   The village would also be complete with a resource centre, where counselling would be supplied by The Mustard Seed. The Mustard Seed would also be responsible for intake. Veterans Affairs Continue reading →A community of homeless veterans could soon be built in Calgary’s inner-city community of Bridgeland. Homes for Heroes has already secured the $2.5 million needed to build a barracks-style community, complete with 20 tiny homes. Each of the 300-square-foot homes, which would be built by ATCO, would cost veterans between $450 and $500 in monthly rent. The proposed redevelopment of a field off of 12 Street and Memorial Dr. N.E.. Homes for Heroes Foundation   The village would also be complete with a resource centre, where Continue reading →