This week, the muse launched a campaign to raise money to construct out the camp. It’s a continuation of efforts to construct 200 tiny houses on the location, with a objective of including communal areas, upgraded amenities, kitchens and workplace area for employment and case-management providers.
The Different Ones hopes to create 4 neighborhoods, every with its personal kitchen and customary space. These neighborhoods would focus on a group middle that may additionally function a day shelter the place individuals may relaxation or entry providers to assist them get again on their ft.
The Different Ones is partnering with the Austin nonprofit Glimmer to boost $5.4 million for the venture. Glimmer helped finance an preliminary slate of tiny houses that was put in in April after TxDOT crews razed garages that had housed some residents.
The Different Ones desires to arrange 200 of the 10-by-12 shelters, that are insulated and include air con and electrical energy hookups.
After Gov. Greg Abbott repurposed the land in 2019, a coalition of enterprise teams initially pledged to construct a 300-bed shelter on the location. That plan fizzled out, and the Different Ones took over the location.
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