Dozens of tiny homes to help homeless veterans in Georgia

Tiny home community to be built for homeless veterans

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A group is on a mission to help local homeless veterans off the street by building them tiny homes.

The corner of G Street in Brunswick’s historic district will soon transform into a community for only veterans.

The property sits across the street from where local pastor and volunteer Peter Vivencio spends his Thursday afternoons.

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“I know we have a sizable homeless group of people here and a number of them are veterans and a number of them come to the Manna House,” Vivencio said.

Nine-Line Foundation is partnering with the Golden Isles Veterans Village to build a veterans’ village in Brunswick.

The property is being donated by the city.

“We need to get busy,” Vivencio said.

An overgrown piece of property will soon be home to dozens of veterans.

It will include 34 to 40 tiny homes and a community center where veterans can all come together.

Nearly 50,000 veterans are homeless nationwide.

It includes many people who Vivencio meets at Manna House.

It’s a sad reality he hopes will soon change with a little transformation in the city.

“This is what we need to do, God’s called us to do this to help the least of us,” Vivencio said.

According to Nine Line Foundation’s website the materials are housed at its headquarters and were built by a group of high school students in Illinois.

It says more than $180,000 worth of materials have been donated so far.

For additional resourced for homeless veterans, click here.

Tiny houses are lined up at the Tuxbury Tiny House Village in Amesbury, Massachusetts, on May 16, 2018. This location is said to be the first "tiny house" resort village in the area, and the third in the country run by Chicago-based Petite Retreats. A similar development is planned for Brunswick, Georgia.
Tiny houses are lined up at the Tuxbury Tiny House Village in Amesbury, Massachusetts, on May 16, 2018. This location is said to be the first "tiny house" resort village in the area, and the third in the country run by Chicago-based Petite Retreats. A similar development is planned for Brunswick, Georgia. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Boston Globe via Getty Images)