Housing, Community, and Microenterprise Opportunities for Chronically Homeless
Community First! Village is a 27-acre community 7 miles from downtown Austin, Texas, that will soon provide 240 housing units for persons experiencing chronic homelessness as well as volunteers and staff. Mobile Loaves & Fishes developed the project to provide permanent, supportive housing through a combination of unorthodox housing types: micro houses, canvas-sided cottages, and recreational vehicles (RVs). In addition to housing, microenterprise opportunities at Community First! Village enable residents to earn an income and learn entrepreneurial skills, and onsite behavioral and physical health services pave the road to recovery and stability.