SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/28/17) - The groundbreaking of Eden Village is underway. And these tiny manufactured homes are the first of its kind. They will house 30 of our disabled and homeless friends here in Springfield.
Shovels hit the ground on a community center to end homelessness here in the Ozarks.
“We have 21 tiny homes either purchased or pledged at this time. So, as soon as the building is going we will start ordering these homes to be purchased," says co-founder of Eden Village Linda Brown.
With only 3 homes in the lot on Division Street currently, Brown plans on purchasing 30 all together. Giving those in need a second chance.
“Not only do I get a house and say I’m not homeless anymore but I will be able to work and have a job and act like a real person," says Joey Moreira, whose been homeless off and on for 7 years.
Each unit will house one individual with a rent of $300. Giving folks, like Moreira, a happy place to call home.
“It’s not like you’re camping for fun," exclaims Moreira. "It’s hard to sleep.”
Building for the 4,000 square foot community center will start in two weeks. And individuals aren’t able to move in until the facility is finished. Which has some folks, like brown, eagerly waiting.
“If you go in these houses you will see that you can’t find anything to rent that looks as good as this for $300 a month," she says.
To live at Eden Village, you must be chronically disabled, been homeless for at least one year in Springfield, and have to have a diagnosis of either mental or physical disability.
With only nine spots left available at Eden Village time is running out for you to register. Follow this link http://www.givingtree.org/ to grab your spot at a new future.