Auburn University will be assisting Alabama Veteran in building a tiny home at Dovetail Landing, a planned residential community and training center for veterans, in Lincoln.

The university will assist in building the home in the community. Alan Cook said Alabama Veteran is thankful for all the help it has received with the new project.

"It is great to have that parternship with them and it gives an opportunity for the students in building sciences and engineering to take part in a service project," Cook said.

Due to permitting, some of the work at Dovetail Landing has been delayed, but Cook said everything is getting back on track, and the non-profit has received grant money to move forward. Those grants include federal, state and local initiatives to help veterans. Cook says Gov. Kay Ivey, U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery), the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, Vulcan Materials, Honda USA, Northfolk Southern Railway, the Talladega County Commission, the city of Lincoln and the Central Alabama Community College System have all assisted.

New additions include bulldozers that can train veterans on heavy equipment. Cook said he also wants Dovetail Landing to be a fiber hub.

"So, a lot of moving parts that are going on right now, but we're kind of chipping away at it," he told 1819 News. "We're still trying to hope to get a confirmed date on opening. Our initial date was January 2025, but right now, we're about two months behind from what we thought we were going to be."

Alabama Veteran strives to connect veterans and help them transition to civilian life. Dovetail Landing is around 60 acres and will be the home of a multi-use facility for veterans and their families.

Cook said the facility will provide a holistic approach for those suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury, including things such as equine therapy and scuba diving.

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