Groups clear land in Kansas City to build community of tiny houses for veterans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It started as a vision from veterans who wanted to help other veterans and now, a whole village is involved.

More than half a dozen organizations partnered with Veterans Community Project to clear land near 89th and Troost, for the work-in-progress Veterans Village.

The group is working to build 50 houses for homeless veterans across the metro. The houses are only 20 feet long and 240 square feet.

The four men who founded the group are each veterans themselves. They say this is how they can give back to others who have served.

Founder and Marine Corps veteran Kevin Jamison said, "These are my brothers and sisters out there on the streets. We didn't want to see any veteran suffering."

"We want to give them something they can stay in, call it their own and then socialize and re-integrate at their own pace," he added.

Project leaders what homeless veterans to find shelter, safety, insecurity, through 240 square feet of hope.

Organizers hope to have the fifty tiny homes done by the winter of 2017.