Welcome to the most talked about neighborhood in Austin, Texas! 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. A development of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, this transformative residential program exists 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

Mobile Loaves & Fishes is leading an unprecedented collaborative effort to mitigate homelessness in the city of Austin. This transformative community exists to care for and serve our friends who are coming out of chronic homelessness and yearn for a permanent place to call home.

Phase I of the Village covers 27 acres and, once at full capacity, will be home to more than 200 formerly homeless men and women.

Features of Community First! Village Phase I: 

  • 100 RV/Park homes
  • 130 Micro-homes
  • 5 Laundry/Restroom/Shower Facilities
  • 5 Outdoor Kitchens
  • Capital Metro Bus Stop
  • Community Art House
  • Community Cinema
  • Community Concessions & Catering
  • Community First! Car Care
  • Community Forge
  • Community Inn
  • Community Market
  • Genesis Gardens Organic Farm
  • Goodness Press Screen Printing
  • Memorial Garden and Prayer Labyrinth
  • Topfer Family Health Resource Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Woodworking Shop
Finding Home: Community First! Village

Phase II

In the fall of 2018, Mobile Loaves & Fishes took a significant step in its ongoing effort to mitigate homelessness in Austin with the first expansion of Community First! Village. Phase II of the Village is directly adjacent to the Phase I development and adds an additional 24 acres – bringing the entire property to 51 acres and more than 500 homes.

Phase II of the Village will utilize the existing infrastructure of Phase I and will add these structures and amenities:

  • 110 RV/Park Homes
  • 200 Micro-homes
  • 7 Laundry/Restroom/Shower Facilities
  • 7 Outdoor Kitchens
  • Community Gardens
  • Community Works Entrepreneur Hub
  • Donor Recognition Park
  • Guest Parking Lot
  • Living Room
  • 3D Printed Office Building

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