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Ontario investing $2M into project to build tiny houses for homeless veterans

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KINGSTON, Ont. — The Ontario government says it’s helping build tiny houses for homeless veterans.

The province says it’s investing $2 million in the Kingston-based project, and Housing Minister Steve Clark issued a special zoning order Wednesday allowing the site to be used for residential purposes without a long wait time.

Ontario says an-acre-and-a-half of land will be transformed into a “Veterans Village” in Kingston, complete with as many as 25 tiny, prefabricated homes.

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Each unit will have a kitchen, bathroom, living room and sleeping area.

The homes are meant to be used as transitional housing for veterans experiencing homelessness.

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The province says its investment includes the transfer of provincially owned land and funding for planning and off-site services.

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