First veterans move into tiny home village in Racine

NOW: First veterans move into tiny home village in Racine

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Homeless veterans have started moving into the tiny home village in Racine and space is filling up fast.

Eight tiny homes have already been completed. Another seven will be ready by the end of the year. In the last week, Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin brought in their first three residents.

The people move in say they're so appreciative. Michael Lueck was the first to move in. "Well, I was sleeping on my son's couch. He wouldn't let me sleep in my truck. After a while, it just felt like I was imposing."

Lueck's first neighbor is Army veteran, Sharon Lynn Harris who was living in a motel. "A lot better. More relaxed."

The veterans aren't just getting a place to live, they're also getting support like help navigating health care. 

The goal is for each veteran to move out of their tiny home once they're more secure in life. Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin doesn't set deadlines, instead they work with each person on individual goals.

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