On Wednesday, an overflow crowd gathered at a groundbreaking for an innovative concept to take homeless people off of Austin streets. Alan Graham, president and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, the social outreach ministry behind the effort, noted that the day culminated more than 10 years of hard work by people throughout the city.

Community First! is a 27-acre, master-planned project in East Austin designed to provide affordable, sustainable housing and jobs, including 100 lots for RVs, 125 micro-homes and canvas-sided cottages.

A large community garden, bee hives and chicken operations are already up and running on the site.

(READ the story from Culture Map) – Story tip from Linda Cox


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