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Austin construction micro-homes for homeless

Travis County OK’s $35M for Homeless Housing

Travis County Commissioners approved the contract with nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) that will go toward housing people experiencing homelessness. Burleson Village will provide 640 housing units, half of them being micro-homes ranging from sub 200-400 square feet, and half being park model RV units.

The housing complex will also offer additional support for residents such as mental and physical health services, addiction services, Family Eldercare and restorative justice—conflict resolution training for residents who have experienced extreme trauma, as Community First! Village residents have experienced homelessness for nine years on average.

MLF will take two years to prepare the site before building vertically and will welcome residents by mid-2025. The contract also marks a step toward fulfilling a regional goal between the city, county and private entities to provide 3,000 supportive housing units by 2024.

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