Oklahoma’s Tiny House Village Built For The Homeless04:33

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Published on January 26, 2018

Dana has lived in her car for the past two years. Now, the city of Norman, Oklahoma, is trying something different to help people like her.

Hundreds of residents have donated time and money to build a tiny home village to house the homeless. April Heiple, director of Food & Shelter, a group that’s been working to help the homeless for more than 30 years, explains that “what would have cost [them] $8 to $9 million …only ended up costing $3 million due to the generosity of people in [the] community.”

McKown Village is a tiny home village unlike any other. While some tiny home villages can look somewhat haphazard, McKown’s homes look like real houses, with art hanging on the walls and furniture already inside. The residents get free housing and life skills training, which can help them get back on the right track. Just ask Dana.

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