FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — House of Hope of the Pee Dee opened Hope Village and welcome its first residents on Monday.

A mother and a baby were moved into a tiny home Monday. The mother heard about the tiny home project through its emergency shelter. She came to the House of Hope of the Pee Dee unsheltered and homeless with a preemie newborn.

The tiny-home village has long-term transitional housing for homeless women and children. Families can spend up to two years in the homes.

The group broke ground on the village in September 2020. For more information on the program please visit their website www.hofh.org