61-year old Alexander Hill, who grew up in Racine, served in the U.S. Army for three years.
Late last year, he moved into home number 11 in the James A. Peterson Veteran Village.
At the time, Hill had no job and had just been evicted.
"I didn't know where I was going. I was getting depressed, getting suicidal," Hill said.
Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin allows homeless veterans to move into the tiny homes for free. Food is provided, as are complimentary programs ranging from art therapy to financial planning, with the stated goal of helping the residents secure employment and move out into stable housing.
The organization uses state grant money for about five percent of its annual budget. The rest comes from private donations.