Homes for Heroes veterans housing development in Edmonton receives provincial funding boost



a large green field with trees in the background: The site of a Homes for Heroes tiny home development in Edmonton's Evansdale neighbourhood. The 20-unit housing project will provide homes to veterans facing homelessness.


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The site of a Homes for Heroes tiny home development in Edmonton’s Evansdale neighbourhood. The 20-unit housing project will provide homes to veterans facing homelessness.

Premier Jason Kenney announced $1.1 million in provincial funding Friday for a housing development in Edmonton for veterans who are experiencing homelessness.

The funding will go toward the Homes for Heroes Foundation, which was developed three years ago in response to the growing number of military veterans who return to civilian life and find themselves without stable housing.

Earlier this year, the foundation was given the green light to build a tiny home development in the area of 94A Street between 153 and 152A avenues.

“Some who face combat or violence and trauma in far off places come back and find it difficult to adjust to civilian life,” Kenney said. “And sometimes that means some of our veterans find themselves

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