Brohn Homes, in partnership with Mobile Loaves & Fishes, unveiled two new tiny homes in Community First! Village during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 6. The development of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a Community First! Village, is a 51-acre master-planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness.
Thursday’s ribbon cutting marked the completion of a two-month-long project for Brohn that began in February but was just one step in an ongoing partnership between Brohn and Mobile Loaves & Fishes to continue helping individuals experiencing homelessness in the Austin community. Click here to watch the construction of Brohn’s tiny homes from beginning to completion.
“Building more homes just helps to get more people off the streets. Brohn has committed to continuing that partnership by building more homes for [Community First! Village] throughout each year,” said Lea Davis, Director of Human Resources at Brohn Homes. ”It’s such an amazing commitment and community to be a part of. It’s been so empowering for all of our employees to be a part of this build process from start to finish. We’ve had about 700 employee hours donated to putting these two homes together.”
Community First! Village is the largest master-planned development helping people experiencing chronic homelessness in the U.S. The project has continued to expand in recent years and soon there will be 1,900 homes available for individuals experiencing homelessness in Austin.
“We are excited for the completion of these homes which will open the door for two individuals currently living on the streets and welcome them into a place of permanence and belonging in Community First! Village,” said Alan Graham, Founder & CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, the nonprofit organization behind Community First! Village. “We are grateful for our partnership with Brohn Homes and their commitment to serving our city’s most vulnerable neighbors who have experienced homelessness.”
For a first look at the tiny homes unveiled at Community First! Village on Thursday, check out this article on KXAN.
To learn more about The Brohn Family and Community click here.