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DAA continues its support of Community First! Village
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Tai Moses
The Downtown Austin Alliance has made a $200,000 donation to Mobile Loaves & Fishes, which operates Community First! Village, “the master-planned development in Northeast Austin that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for chronically homeless men and women,” according to the announcement. The gift is the fourth installment of the Downtown Alliance’s 10-year, $2 million grant to the organization. Dewitt Peart, president and chief executive of the Downtown Alliance, said, “We are proud to continue our support of Community First! Village as they care and serve those in our community who need our support the most – our neighbors and fellow Austinites experiencing homelessness. Community First! Village has demonstrated again and again that they have been successful in their ongoing mission. Through expansion, their impact will become even greater and the Downtown Alliance will continue to support them every step of the way.” The $200,000 installment will be used to expand Phases II, III and IV at the village. “Phase II features an additional 24 acres, more than 300 homes and other community amenities like additional outdoor kitchens and community gardens. Upon completion of all four phases, the community will be able to house approximately 1,500 additional residents.”
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