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Providing Housing Assistance

Donation to support veteran housing in Tiny Homes Village

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Donation to support veteran housing in Tiny Homes Village

In November 2019, UNC School of Social Work and government officials broke ground on the Tiny Homes Village (THV) project, an initiative that will provide housing and assistance for people living with mental illness.

Upon hearing about this project, UNC graduates Tom and Mary Laraine “Larry” Young Hines were eager to offer their financial support. Having long advocated for more affordable housing in North Carolina and for services to support veterans of the military, the couples’ donation will specifically target one of the five “tiny homes” set aside for veterans.

“Larry and Tom have been enthusiastic supporters and advocates for the tiny homes project since it began,” praised Mary Beth Hernandez, the School of Social Work’s associate dean for development. “I’m so grateful that their generosity will ensure that a veteran with disabilities has a home.”

With a long family history of service, the couple is excited to see supportive housing built for veterans of the military and eager to address the needs of some of the state’s most vulnerable people.

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