The Mad Housers

Community First! Village in Austin, TX

Happy November, everyone!  

We wanted to share what this fantastic organization in Texas is doing to help alleviate homelessness AND enrich the community.  Community First! Village is a program created by a group called Mobile Loaves & Fishes, based in Austin, TX.  The Village - a 27-acre property filled with gardens and various small structures - is set to break ground in 2014 and will serve Central Texas' disabled and chronically homeless population.  What's really cool about this setup is that, through employment at the Village, the tenants will pay their own rent while learning valuable skills like carpentry.  All of the furniture at the Community First! Village is made by the residents.  In addition to housing, the compound will include a bed and breakfast, farm, church, and a fully-equipped medical facility with physicians, dentists, and mental health professionals.

Thanks to our friend Cindy for sharing this article with us.  More information - with a great video about the vision behind the Village, as told by its founder - can be found at the Community First! website.


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