April Heiple hugs Gene McKown as volunteers help residents move into tiny houses in a village built for the homeless by Food and Shelter for Friends on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Reginald Goosby threw open the door to his new cottage and welcomed visitors with open arms.
“I am overwhelmed. This is so beautiful. Come in, come in and look around,” Goosby said.
Until June 30, the day Goosby was handed the key to his new home, he had been living on the street.
“I slept wherever I could find a spot,” he said. Gesturing toward his one-bedroom cottage, he added, “This is beautiful.”
It is one of 32 fully furnished cottages built in a village formation on Reed Avenue, just off Main Street. On June 30, seven individuals and four families got keys to their new homes. Others will be moved into the remaining cottages this month, said April Heiple, executive director of the non-profit organization Food and Shelter Inc.
The housing complex has been named McKown Village after Gene McKown, who put up seed money for the project and challenged many others …
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