In an effort to provide housing for the homeless, a non-profit based out of Austin, Texas is looking to build microhomes as a shelter solution. The soon to be launched Community First Village project comes from Mobile Loaves & Fishes.
As microhousing is becoming an increasingly popular option sustainably and financially, Mobile Loaves & Fishes found their models only took six hours to build. According to Director of Development Donna Emery, they hope to move 240 of Austin's homeless population into the new community. She notes community is an essential part of feeling at home and "a tent in the woods is not going to solve what they desire most."
The non-profit organization has spent the past ten years performing research on housing for the homeless.