Alamance County to Examine Ways to Help Homeless Veterans
A three-person delegation from Alamance County will soon travel to Kansas City to see firsthand how that Midwest city is using a village of tiny homes to combat homelessness among the city’s veterans. Building Homes for Heroes began work in Kansas City 13 years ago. This organization’s Veterans Community Project now has 255 tiny homes that serve as residences for former U.S. armed services personnel. The Veterans Community Project hopes to expand to at least eight sites throughout the United States. That expansion prompted Alamance County Commission Pam Thompson and other local officials to plan a visit to Kansas City. Thompson will be travelling to Kansas City along with Bryan Hagood (county manager) and Tammy Crawford (director of Alamance County’s veterans’ services office).