In March 2018, Community First! was featured on the site, BEST in Austin. Click the image below to see another recent video about Community First! Village which highlights some of the people helped by moving there. We can see this happen in Indianapolis if we are willing to try.
Villages That Inspire Us: Community First!, Austin, TX
Community First! Village was started by Alan Graham and Mobile Loaves and Fishes in Austin, TX. This is larger than what we are planning for an initial village in Indianapolis but it has many elements to its plan that we would like to incorporate here in some way. C
What is Circle City Village
Currently in the planning stage, Circle City Village is an initiative to build a tiny house community that serves as transitional housing where friends experiencing homelessness can find healing and take the next steps to a sustainable life in an environment where they are supported and embraced. We currently meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 PM to discuss our plans. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to verify meeting time and location.
Below is a slideshow of our plan.
Circle City Village In The News
In January 2017, we presented our plan to the Indianapolis Continuum of Care. This meeting helped launch our efforts to create a tiny house village for friends experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis. Unexpectedly, we received coverage from local media. You can click the links to see the stories below.
Fox 59 / CBS 4 Story (Note: Some versions of this story tied this to HUD grants the city receives for other projects to house friends without homes. We are not applying for HUD funding and planning to build this project through private donations.)