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Tiny home project planned for homeless, at-risk veterans

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 14:26:56-04

A new tiny homes project will benefit local homeless and at-risk veterans in Milwaukee.

The project is based on a successful model that is in operation in Racine. It will be located at a city-owned site at 60th Street and Green Tree Road.

"The project combines housing with supportive services that recognize the trauma some veterans face and the desire for dignity shared by veterans," reads a press release from the City of Milwaukee.

Veterans will be able to live in the tiny homes up to two years before transitioning into permanent housing.

Each home will be approximately 240 square feet. Up to 48 tiny homes will be constructed on the site.

The city's Redevelopment Authority and Common Council will have to approve the sale of the site in order to move the project forward.