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  • Do the Veterans own the homes?
    The tiny houses are designed for transitional support for homeless Veterans, not permanent residences. While at VCP Village, Veterans do not pay rent or utilities; their investment in the program is their investment in themselves. The tiny house provide stability, safety, and privacy as the Veteran works to address the underlying causes of homelessness.
  • How long can a Veteran stay in VCP Village?
    Together, each Veteran and his or her case manager design a plan that moves at the Veteran’s pace. A Veteran is welcome to stay in the village as they continue to make progress toward their goal of permanent housing readiness. Currently, the average length of stay is 11 months.
  • How big are the homes?
    There are two tiny house models; single and family houses. The single occupancy Tiny House is 240 sq. ft. The family house is 360 sq. ft. and can sleep up to 7 individuals. The houses are built with past trauma at the forefront of the design process. VCP is intentional about building communities that are mindful of homeless and military post-traumatic stress.
  • How many homes have you built?
    Each house is stick built on a concrete slab and connected to electricity and plumbing just like any house being built today. At our headquarters in Kansas City, the VCP Village has a total of 49 houses. The community also has a Veteran Outreach Center to serve those who are housed with us and those in the community who need support. As we expand into new cities the number of houses will continue to grow.
  • Are pets allowed?
    Yes, VCP loves animals! We believe pets have a necessary and needed role in the recovery of many homeless Veterans. Homelessness is a process that leads to isolation. Often times pets are the first form of support for these individuals.
  • How do you choose the Veterans who are to receive a tiny home?
    Veterans are assessed and prioritized based on their vulnerability and need. VCP does not keep a list of those who apply. We have found that keeping a list most often leads to Veterans turning down other forms of housing and remaining homeless while waiting for a vacancy at VCP. Also, and most importantly, the circumstances for people change quickly, and those who are in crisis today may have stabilized by the time there is a vacancy. VCP conducts a housing interview to determine if VCP Village is the best solution for the Veteran. A background check is performed as well to ensure the safety of the community.
  • What social services are provided to the Veterans?
    VCP will be there for every Veteran we serve, but we are intentionally wanting to be different than the standard social service model. VCP wants to be community focused and not comprehensive. Veterans receive case management through VCP a minimum of once a week depending on need. In order to connect the community to the Veteran and the Veteran to the community we partner with local companies, agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to provide the wraparound support needed to address each individual situation. This keeps the Veteran from relying on VCP while showing them that they are capable and that the community cares.
  • How is Veterans Community Project funded?
    The organization is largely privately funded; government funding is only accepted if it does not restrict our mission and programming.
  • How can we bring Veterans Community Project to my city?
    VCP is actively working to expand into additional cities; however, expansion requires a significant amount of resources. Specifically, VCP's program requires substantial partnerships with local community influencers. If you are able to assist VCP in securing these resources or partnerships, please let us know.
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