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Homeless vets housing project in Harrisburg takes title to land, plans for capital campaign

By Charles Thompson | cthompson@pennlive.com

Organizers of a tiny homes project designed to help homeless veterans regain their footing in civilian society - literally one step and one room at a time - have taken title to the donated ground for their project.


That sets the stage for the launch of the public phase of an ongoing capital campaign, as they press forward toward a hoped-for groundbreaking next year.


Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania, a non-profit founded by local businessman Tom Zimmerman, hopes to build the 15-unit village on a five-acre vacant lot in South Harrisburg, just north of the Paxton Creek’s confluence with the Susquehanna River. The ground was donated by Harrisburg civic leader Peggy Grove, and was formerly part of the footprint of the long-defunct Phoenix Steel Corp.


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