‘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.

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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 →