At the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition, we want to spotlight the amazing work and efforts that are happening around the country to help eliminate homelessness. Right in our backyard in Austin, Texas, through the faith-based nonprofit, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, there is an unprecedented collaborative effort to mitigate homelessness: Community First! Village.

Community First! Village is a residential program that sits on 51-acres. It is a master-planned community that helps to provide affordable, permanent housing and a support system for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. It follows the mission and vision of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, existing “to love and serve our neighbors who have been living on the streets, while also empowering the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.”

Phase I of the Village covers 27 acres and will be home to more than 200 formerly homeless men and women once at full capacity. Learn more about this transformative endeavor on their website!

HOTHC Spotlight: Austin’s Transformative Residential Program