Homeless veterans getting houses thanks to Homes for Heroes

 With two regiments and a naval vessel bearing the Calgary name, it should be no surprise the city has a long, storied military history. And a local non-profit is hoping to build on that military tradition by helping house Canadian veterans facing homelessness. The Homes for Heroes Foundation unveiled plans for its village of affordable tiny homes in Bridgeland on Wednesday, a project aimed at housing the estimated 160 homeless veterans in Calgary. Built by Calgary-based ATCO in a hanger that was once part of Calgary’s Currie Barracks, Continue reading → With two regiments and a naval vessel bearing the Calgary name, it should be no surprise the city has a long, storied military history. And a local non-profit is hoping to build on that military tradition by helping house Canadian veterans facing homelessness. The Homes for Heroes Foundation unveiled plans for its village of affordable tiny homes in Bridgeland on Wednesday, a project aimed at housing the estimated 160 homeless veterans in Calgary. Built by Calgary-based ATCO in a hanger that was once part of Calgary’s Currie Barracks, Continue reading →

Homes for Heroes brings housing to homeless veterans

 With two regiments and a naval vessel bearing the Calgary name, it should be no surprise the city has a long, storied military history. And a local non-profit is hoping to build on that military tradition by helping house Canadian veterans facing homelessness. The Homes for Heroes Foundation unveiled plans for its village of affordable tiny homes in Bridgeland on Wednesday, a project aimed at housing the estimated 160 homeless veterans in Calgary. Built by Calgary-based ATCO in a hanger that was once part of Calgary’s Currie Barracks, Continue reading → With two regiments and a naval vessel bearing the Calgary name, it should be no surprise the city has a long, storied military history. And a local non-profit is hoping to build on that military tradition by helping house Canadian veterans facing homelessness. The Homes for Heroes Foundation unveiled plans for its village of affordable tiny homes in Bridgeland on Wednesday, a project aimed at housing the estimated 160 homeless veterans in Calgary. Built by Calgary-based ATCO in a hanger that was once part of Calgary’s Currie Barracks, Continue reading →

Tiny home village will provide more than a warm place for Calgary’s homeless veterans

A village of 20 tiny homes will be erected in Bridgeland to aid the more than 160 homeless veterans living on Calgary’s streets. It’s a project headed by Homes for Heroes, in collaboration with a number of community organizations, and the village will go beyond more than providing affordable homes. President of Homes for Heroes, David Howard, says it will offer a full range of support. “A resource centre, full-time counselling service run by the Mustard Seed, community gardens, and each home will be named Continue reading →Homes for Heroes co-founder Murray McCann speaks to media. Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. (Tahirih Foroozan - 660NEWS) A village of 20 tiny homes will be erected in Bridgeland to aid the more than 160 homeless veterans living on Calgary’s streets. It’s a project headed by Homes for Heroes, in collaboration with a number of community organizations, and the village will go beyond more than providing affordable homes. President of Homes for Heroes, David Howard, says it will offer a full range of support. “A resource Continue reading →

New Housing Initiative for Canadian Veterans

CALGARY, Alberta, April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The McCann Family Foundation and Canadian Legacy Project today announced Homes For Heroes Foundation, a new registered charity with the goal to end homelessness among Canadian military veterans. Homes For Heroes Foundation will provide affordable tiny homes, a community of peers, a support structure designed to meet individual needs, and a sense of place a nd belonging for our Canadian military veterans experiencing homelessness. The foundation’s mandate is to provide, to those who have served in the Continue reading →CALGARY, Alberta, April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The McCann Family Foundation and Canadian Legacy Project today announced Homes For Heroes Foundation, a new registered charity with the goal to end homelessness among Canadian military veterans. Homes For Heroes Foundation will provide affordable tiny homes, a community of peers, a support structure designed to meet individual needs, and a sense of place a nd belonging for our Canadian military veterans experiencing homelessness. The foundation's mandate is to provide, to those who have served in the Continue reading →

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 →