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Lincoln Veteran Tiny Home number three under construction

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[June 21, 2022]   On Saturday morning, the Central Illinois Veterans Commission hosted a community work day at the building site of the third veteran tiny home project in Lincoln. The work day was the official beginning of construction on home number three though work had begun earlier in the week with smaller groups.

The Saturday morning event brought in several volunteers and CIVC Director Joe Schaler said he was hopeful that by the end of the day there would be exterior walls and a roof on the building site.

As of Saturday the recipient of the third home has not yet been determined. Schaler said the goal was to do the basic work of creating a building. Then, after the recipient is determined that person will have input on interior floors and colors and work will continue.

Schaler said that this is a good plan to start the home in good weather conditions then if the weather turns bad later, the interior will be dry and work can proceed inside.

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He also noted that the 2X4ís of Hope Group is doing the same thing. They are building shells and then doing finish work later.

Schaler said he thought the selection committee would probably make a decision this week as to the next recipient.

[Nila Smith]

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