A project is officially underway to transform the lives of homeless and disabled veterans in Arizona by giving them each a home of their own.
The project titled Micro on Madison aims to build 1,200 tiny houses on plots of land around Arizona, AZ Central reports. Volunteers are constructing the first tiny home community in downtown Phoenix.
This week, volunteers and some people experiencing homelessness came together to begin laying cement plots for each tiny home.
“We want to also create an environment for the homeless that are in this community where they can contribute,” said Elizabeth Singleton, president of Build Us H.O.P.E., the organization behind the project.
Singleton said getting affordable and reliable housing is the first step to recovery for many of these veterans.
The houses in the Micro on Madison phase of the project are scheduled for completion in three weeks.