Canada’s first-ever tiny home village for homeless veterans will be welcoming its first 15 inhabitants this October. The Homes for Heroes Veterans Village is located in Forest Lawn and is sure to have a massive impact on the lives of homeless veterans in Calgary.
This incredible project was first announced in October 2018 and it went into production soon after. The Homes For Heroes Foundation aims to assist veterans who are experiencing homelessness as a result of the difficult transition process of reintegrating back into everyday life.
“Current estimates suggest that there are 3,500 veterans on the streets in Canada. We feel this is not acceptable,” the Foundation’s website explains.
The new Calgary community features 20 private micro-homes, each of which are below 300 square feet big. The adorable little abodes are fully equipped with a full bedroom, kitchen, and everything you would need to live comfortably.
At the center of the community, there will be a resource center, laundry, lots of common space, a patio, and areas to host social gatherings.
As of now, 15 of the units are ready to welcome veterans this upcoming October. “The Homes For Heroes Foundation will provide housing and a robust support system which are fundamental components of stability and dignity,” says their website.
It's been a big year for Canada when it comes to supportive community living. As you may have heard, Canada is also getting its first-ever Dementia Village this year in B.C. to help locals suffering from Dementia and Alzheimers.
We are so excited that an inspiring project like Homes for Heros is taking place right here in Alberta and we look forward to hearing about the long-awaited move-in. Stay tuned for updates!