• Veterans Outreach of PA

Nonprofit plans to build tiny home community for homeless veterans in Harrisburg

by Amber Gerard (WGAL News 8)

HARRISBURG, Pa. —

Help could soon be on the way for homeless veterans in the Susquehanna Valley.


Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania wants to build a tiny home village specifically designed for homeless vets.


"There’s a lot of processes, a lot of engineering work that needs to be done before we build the community,” said Tom Zimmerman, the founder of the organization.


Sitting on five acres of donated land along the Susquehanna River just south of Harrisburg, the community will include 15 so-called tiny homes.


"With having just the tiny home, where it's their place, their home, their roof. They have somewhere to put their head on a pillow,” Zimmerman said.


Each home will have a bed, bathroom, desk, refrigerator and television.


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