≡ Menu

Community First! Village: Mitigating Homelessness Through Community


Homelessness is a problem in every city in the country, and many times when we see tiny homes we think, “We need more of these for the homeless!” Community First! Village in Austin, Texas took that idea and brought it to life, with 51 acres of property with more than 500 homes for the chronically homeless.

But they’ve gone beyond just building houses — they’ve built a community. Residents find family and friends at the village, as well as work on the premises. There’s an art house, automotive shop, forge, organic garden and so much more designed to give the neighbors at the community purpose. The FAQ page answers tons of questions about the village here.

One of the ways they get revenue for the park is through some tiny house rentals where anyone can stay during a visit to Austin! Check that out here.

Don’t miss other quality tiny homes like this for sale, join our FREE Tiny Houses For Sale Newsletter for more! 

“Housing will never solve homeless, but community will.”

Walking through the village, you see all kinds of tiny homes.

There are community restrooms, laundry facilities and outdoor kitchens.

Residents pay a low monthly rent.

This is designed as a permanent housing solution.

They also have gently-used RVs on site.

What an awesome solution to homelessness!

We need more of these communities!

VIDEO: The Austin Community Solving Chronic Homelessness

Learn More:

Related Stories:

You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks!

If you enjoyed this you’ll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

You can also join our Small House Newsletter!

Also, try our Tiny Houses For Sale Newsletter! Thank you!

More Like This: Tiny Houses | Communities | Small Homes | Shed Tiny House

See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses

The following two tabs change content below.

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Joe Longstaff
    April 2, 2021, 10:35 pm

    This shows what a good town can do when they work together. I wondered why ,as an interim answer, town councils wouldn’t allow folks to put one or two in our yards. We could get minimum rents approved by the council and give the property owners a tax incentive to maintain the units with frequent inspections from the town inspectors. I’m thinking of our church that has a large parking lot. We could install a community bath house and laundry. My yard would easily hold 3 or 4 with just cutting my yard work down,less grass to cut. The reduced rent could cover the extra electric bills.

    • Sherry
      April 3, 2021, 12:55 pm

      Yes, I totally agree with you, we need more of this type to help those in need and at least some rules on no drugs or booze to ruin it for everybody. Life is hard for normal people and harder for the homeless as they need a place to feel safe just to get their feet back on the ground so they can work to move forward. I really love this idea here,

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 5, 2021, 10:43 am

      That’s an awesome idea Joe!

  • Stephan of Arkansas
    April 3, 2021, 3:37 pm

    I have long admired Austin, Texas, as an exceptionally progressive community. The people of Austin, Texas, are far more than “weird” as other Texans say. They think outside the box. And they not only think, they actually plan and do things proactively. Most Austin folks are well educated. The only problem with Austin in my view is that it has gotton too damn big, and I’ve read that now in 2021 looking at its future Austin is expected to grow by 15% next year. That is suffocating growth, though it makes glad the hearts of rapacious developers! Real estate prices have exploded with no end in sight. I love to visit vibrant Austin, but I could never live there because, among other reasons, I cannot afford the place. These comments are respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas

  • Rosie
    April 11, 2021, 6:56 pm

    Nice community for tiny houses. Makes me wish I live in a tiny house myself instead of an apartment.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2021, 9:39 am

      Yes! Tiny homes beat apartments any day.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Next post:

Older post: