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Review: Housing is a Human Right – Episode 02 - Community First! Village in Austin, Texas, USA.


The second installment of "Housing is a Human Right," our newest webinar series, introduced us to Community First! Village in Austin, Texas, USA. Amber Fogarty gave us a run down on how their organization started their project, giving us details on how they function, the many offerings they have for their residents, and lots of questions answered by our audience. You can watch the second episode below!

Our webinar series includes conversation with Amber Fogarty of Community First Village in Austin, Texas; Dan Bryant and Andrew Heben of SquareOne Villages in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Springfield, Oregon; Samuel Greeny and Camille Winnie from The Other Side Village in Salt Lake City, Utah; Nate Schlueter of Eden Village in seven cities in four states; Missouri, Virginia, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania; and María Fernanda of Techo in Monterrey, Mexico.

The video is already on YouTube! (embedded below) 

At 2:50 Amber introduces us to Mobile Loaves & Fishes, who is responsible for Community First! Village.

At 5:10 we go in depth at their why.

at 15:40 we see some important statistics of the people served by Community First! Village

At 19:00 we get to see photos of what their village looks like

At 20:23 We see the timeline of their different phases

At 22:15 we get to see the different designs of the homes available at the village

At 26:45 we learn about their community programs.

At 38:45 we learn about the services provided for their residents.

At 40:55 we learn about the 3 community rules.

At 42:35 Neighbor engagement

At 44:06 Amber tells us about how YOU can replicate the Community First! Village process through trainings in your community.

At 45:25 we begin the Q&A: Some of the topics covered are funding, replication, land use, zoning, concerns, etc.

We want to give a special thanks to Amber for giving us such a rich and informative hour showing us everything about Community First! Village. Thank you for answering all the questions given by our audience. What an incredibly inspiring time! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Next Tuesday at 8 am Pacific time we host Dan Bryant and Andrew Heben of SquareOne Villages in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Springfield, Oregon

Join us next registering here.

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