Group working to turn shipping containers into homes for veterans

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BY MAYA T. PRABHU

Getting homeless veterans off of the streets. That’s the goal of the newly formed nonprofit Veterans Housing Development Corp., an organization working to turn 8-foot by 40-foot shipping containers into homes for veterans who don’t have them.

“Anyone notices and sees homeless veterans on street corners and in tent cities around the Horry County area, and around the country,” said Brad Jordan, who’s with the nonprofit. “The whole premise of this is that we don’t have homeless vets. … I have a passion for this because I hate seeing veterans out there on the streets.”

Jordan, a service disabled veteran, said Veterans Housing is working with the Myrtle Beach Vet Center, New Directions and other agencies that help veterans and people who are homeless.

“There’s a lot of funding available for veterans housing, but not a lot of housing available,” he said.

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