To be eligible to live at Community First! Village, you must:

  • Be chronically homeless.
    Chronic homelessness is defined as living in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or an emergency shelter for at least one year (or four episodes within the past three years) and having at least one disability.

  • Have been in Travis County for at least one year.

  • Have the ability to pay rent.
    This could include SSI, SSDI, working off-site, or on-site employment through Community Works.

  • For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Note: We do not accept anyone on the sex offender registry or found in OFAC/terrorist database records

To be eligible to live at Community First! Village, you must:

  • Be chronically homeless
    Chronic homelessness is defined as living in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or an emergency shelter for at least one year (or four episodes within the past three years) and having at least one disability.

  • Have been in Travis County for at least one year.
  • Have an ability to pay rent. This could include SSI, SSDI, working off-site, or on-site employment through Community Works.

  • For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Note: We do not accept anyone on the sex offender registry or found in OFAC/terrorist database records

To apply for a home at Community First! Village, there are three basic steps:

This assessment is the first step to let the homeless services system know you have a need for housing.

How to Take Your Assessment

Tours are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 10:00am. Please note that we are currently only offering virtual tours. You are required to register for this tour, and may do so by clicking on the link below.

Virtual Tour Registration
This tour is intended for you to learn about the community and to decide if this is a place where you feel you would like to live. It is REQUIRED as part of the application process.

After you have completed a Potential Resident Tour, you will receive the application by email. 

Please submit your completed application and all supporting documents to housing@mlf.org.

If you are eligible and complete these three steps, your name will be added to our waiting list.

Please note that wait times vary. Be sure to update us if your contact information changes so that we can reach out to you when your name comes up to the top of our waiting list.

Have you already applied and are looking for information on the status of your application?

Please fill out this form, or call our Housing Hotline at (512) 551-5471. For all other questions, please email housing@mlf.org.