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Tue Oct 6, 2020, 10:34 PM

50 'tiny houses' for homeless veterans planned for north St. Louis

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/50-tiny-houses-for-homeless-veterans-planned-for-north-st-louis/article_723a7a3e-21b6-51d6-a8fa-bd570781f563.html#utm_source=stltoday.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templates%2Fbreaking&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=0f32bf5d0fa59b8db19cc26252412a354d9d03f0


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ST. LOUIS — A Kansas City-based nonprofit plans to build 50 so-called “tiny houses” for homeless veterans on a mostly vacant site off North Grand Boulevard.

The homes, the majority of them totaling about 240 square feet, would serve as transitional housing for occupants.

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Case workers and a walk-in clinic would operate out of two nearby buildings to be built as well. The goal, backers said, is to find permanent housing for the residents and to access other needed services.

“We don’t charge any rent,” former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, who heads the organization’s expansion efforts, told a St. Louis aldermanic committee Tuesday via teleconference.

“The average stay is 262 days but we don’t have a cap.”


~more at link


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JimGinPA Oct 6 OP
liberalmuse Oct 6 #1
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 7 #6
hunter Oct 7 #9
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 7 #15
Enterstageleft Oct 6 #2
pazzyanne Oct 7 #4
c-rational Oct 7 #5
AllyCat Oct 7 #3
xmas74 Oct 7 #7
JimGinPA Oct 7 #8
xmas74 Oct 7 #10
JimGinPA Oct 7 #11
xmas74 Oct 7 #14
backtoblue Oct 7 #12
Boogiemack Oct 7 #13

Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 10:41 PM

1. This is great!

I saw this on one of those tiny house shows I love to watch. I think we need to do more of this all over. Stop building those million dollar atrocities and build these tiny houses on a nice piece of land with communal gardens. It's the least we can do for our veterans instead of dumping them on the streets. That goes for anyone who wants a home.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 01:38 AM

6. McMansions could be turned into dorms.

At least some of them in some areas where their size is a liability.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 12:09 PM

9. My great grandma sold her big house in San Francisco in the 'thirties.

It's since been subdivided into multiple apartments. My grandma's childhood bedroom is now an entire apartment.

I was chatting with one of the tenants there and he didn't believe it had ever been a single family home and he pointed out the two front doors.

The house does have two front doors. One was the formal entry, the other was used by children, service people, etc..

I don't even want to think about San Francisco rents... I have relatives who live in San Francisco and their housing costs are astonishing.

I think tiny houses provide a much better sense of ownership and control than other forms of housing, which is especially important for those who feel they've lost control of their lives by some misfortune.

Tiny houses can also be built from the ground up and modified by the people who live in them which can be tremendously empowering.

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Response to hunter (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 02:00 PM

15. I like the tiny house plans for most in need.

McMansions could be for elderly destitute who need people to look out for each other.

Btw, I lived in a converted Brownstone on Manhattan's Upper West Side For 22 years. 10 studio/one room apts. Because of its location and desirability I was lucky it was rent stabilized by NYC.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 11:49 PM

2. We live in a less than 300 sq ft motorhome

very, very comfortably.

The two of us have been doing this for 6 years. You find very early that you don't need more room than that. (As long as you love each-other)

This is a idea that is long past due.

All most people want or need is a place out of the elements, where they can keep their meager belongings & not be harassed or threatened by thugs or fools.

Please look into this as a way to get our most vulnerable, underprivileged & homeless off the streets.

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Response to Enterstageleft (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 12:55 AM

4. + 1 nt

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Response to Enterstageleft (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 01:05 AM

5. +1

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 12:44 AM

3. What an absolutely fantastic idea!!!

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 03:11 AM

7. Kander was one of the party's rising stars

Until he withdrew from politics to focus on his issues with PTSD.

He's a good man and I so hope to hear more from him in the future.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 11:11 AM

8. That's What Caught My Eye In The Article

I really thought he should have won the MO Governors race a couple years ago.


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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 12:28 PM

10. It wasn't governor

He ran against Roy Blunt for Senate.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 12:46 PM

11. You're Right...

I just remembered seeing him interviewed a few times & that great commercial he had assembling the rifle.




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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 01:53 PM

14. I only know because I volunteered

On his campaign.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 01:28 PM

12. K&R

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 01:43 PM

13. I don't see why these can't be put up near military bases with all the money we give to the

Defense Dept. Ten of those homes probably cost less than one modern tank. These can be for single vets who are homeless permanently. If they get employment than they can pay a small rent and utilities.

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