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Veterans Place Micro Homes Village

“It takes a village to build a village.”

 

Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard is excited to announce our Micro Homes project that is scheduled to begin building this Spring. With this project, we plan to bring 14 temporary transitional homes and a 7,000 square foot veteran’s resource center to Penn Hills.

The homes will provide Veterans in our region with temporary transitional housing and will be located on four acres of land on Jefferson Road. The land the micro homes will be built on was donated to Veterans Place two years ago by the Penn Hills mayor and council.

Sustainable, Efficient Housing for Homeless Veterans

The Micro Homes community will contain seven one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom homes that will vary between 400 and 800 square feet. These homes will be built for high sustainability and high efficiency and will utilize a lot of natural light.

The modern homes will be very green, providing a healthy, inviting, and secure place for Veterans to come and receive the services they need to move forward.

Veteran’s Resource Center to Provide Many Opportunities to Veterans

The Micro Homes community will offer workforce development opportunities, entrepreneurial opportunities, and opportunities for veterans and community members to gather and talk about issues. This community will serve as an educational, communal, and workforce development space that will help our Veterans thrive.

With building for this project beginning in the Spring, the homes will be ready to accept occupants on Veterans Day 2020. The total project cost is about four million dollars, and progress on the project is about halfway there. Veterans Place recently received a generous grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County to put toward the Micro Homes Project.

Want to Help Build a Better Future for Our Veterans? Donate Today! 

Your generous donations and sponsorships directly benefit Veterans in need. With your help, we can continue to provide our Veterans with workforce development, clothing, and shelter to help them transition out of homelessness. If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to this project, please visit our donate page or 412-363-0500 for more information.

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