While we are waiting on the right piece of land to present itself in Oregon, Teresa has been working with a group of advocates for the homeless to build a tiny home village in Indianapolis.
Although this village will not be dedicated to veterans, the lessons learned will be invaluable for the project in Roseburg.
This village will have a lot of the same characteristics as Valiant Seed – kitchens and bathrooms in the homes, a community center, gardens and microenterprise. Currently, the advisory committee that Teresa is a part of is working with the Mayor’s office to find a suitable piece of land on a bus line. The committee has a sponsoring organization Food 4 Souls and a few donor pledges. The committee is following the work of Tent City Urbanism to bring Circle City Village to life.
The homeless population is increasing in Oregon because of the lack of affordable housing. A tiny home solution is perfect for Roseburg, as it has worked in other communities in Oregon already.
In Indianapolis, CSX closed “The Jungle,” a homeless camp that was set up on their land east of downtown. This village would be a beginning solution to help our friends without homes find a more permanent solution
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