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DAA raises $1 million for Community First! Village
Thursday, November 11, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano
The Downtown Austin Alliance announced Wednesday that it was halfway to its pledge of $2 million to Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First! Village. DAA has raised $1 million toward supporting a capital campaign to expand the tiny home community that serves those transitioning out of chronic homelessness. “Community First! Village represents an innovative, private sector-driven approach that is proving to be a benefit for many people in our community,” Dewitt Peart, DAA president and CEO, said in a statement to the press. “They are serving those who were living unsheltered – in some cases, for years – and those in our community who have the greatest needs for housing and services.” The village was opened in 2015, and initially housed 200 residents. Once completed, planned expansions will house 1,500 formerly homeless Austinites. DAA has also partnered with the Homelessness Health and Wellness Center program and the Family Reunification Partnership with Trinity Center. More information on its work with homelessness initiatives can be found here.
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