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Mayor Barrett approves development of tiny homes for veterans in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett signed legislation approving the development of land benefiting homeless veterans in the city. 

A community of tiny homes will be built based on the model created by the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin of Wisconsin's Racine Veteran Village. 

The tiny homes initiative will bring nearly 50 homes and a community center to the area of 60th and Green Tree Road. 

The legislation was moved forward by lead sponsor, Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, following a series of public hearings and support from city officials.

"This will be our citywide effort to show how much we appreciate our veterans and we understand that taking care of veterans in their time of need is something that one is invaluable, but two is morally what we should be doing," Lewis said. 

Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin is raising funds to help construct the tiny homes. 

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