Can tiny homes solve homelessness?
Housing is not necessarily a solution to homelessness.
At least, that’s the opinion of Alan Graham. But Graham, the CEO of Austin-based Mobile Loaves & Fishes, thinks he knows what the solution is: a sense of community.
MLF, a Christian nonprofit, opened a 27-acre development of RVs and tiny homes earlier this year called Community First! Village.
“I got the idea that we could lift a chronically homeless individual up off the streets into a gently used recreational vehicle,” he says. “I had this wild and crazy idea to develop an RV park on steroids.”
In 2005, he bought one RV for a homeless man for $5,000. Since then, MLF has helped get 115 people off the streets.
Community First! focuses on chronically homeless individuals, which means disabled people who have been homeless continuously for a year or had at least four episodes of homelessness in three years.
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