Organization building tiny homes for veterans in Roseburg

Officials from Operation Tiny Homes say they wanted to bring tiny homes to Roseburg so they could give veterans more housing opportunities, especially with the housing crisis in the area.

Posted: Sep 30, 2019 6:49 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A new wave of tiny homes have made their way to Roseburg, and veterans are getting in line to call one of them home.

The project is in partnership with Operation Tiny Homes, Valent Seed and the United Community Action Network in Roseburg.

Officials from Operation Tiny Homes said they wanted to bring tiny homes to Roseburg so they could give veterans more housing opportunities, especially with the housing crisis in the area.

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The two tiny homes on Cobb Street have been in the works for the last year. Officials said construction officially started last November, and it took several months to get each house up.

They also said dozens of veterans were involved in building the first home when they attended a three-day workshop led by A&E Tiny House Nation co-host Zack Giffin, who taught them how to build the base.

“This is a very exciting project,” said Gabrielle Rapport from Operation Tiny Home. “What we love to see is that there’s conversation happening at the level of policy that really opens up the future of affordable housing.”

Now that the two houses are built, UCAN officials said their organization will be taking over the property management.

The window to apply has closed because officials said they are reviewing applicants to find the perfect tenants.

They said veterans will be prioritized and they will start moving tenants in by October.

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