Feb 17, 2022

Pacesetter Homes Austin Completes Tiny Home For Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

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Austin, TX – Pacesetter Homes Austin completed a tiny home in the Community First! Village in Austin last year that helped provide a home for a veteran facing chronic homelessness.

The Community First! Village is a 51-acre master-planned community developed by the non-profit organization Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Community First! Village provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness.

The community is currently in its second phase of development, which will include 200 micro-homes, 110 RV/park homes, 7 laundry/restroom/shower facilities, and 7 outdoor kitchens, among other amenities, on 24 acres of land. The previously completed first phase of the development spans 27 acres and includes 100 RV/park homes and 130 micro-homes, as well as many important amenities and services.

Along with Pacesetter Homes Austin’s tiny home donation, the team also nominated Mobile Loaves & Fishes for a $1,000 Qualico Acts of Kindness donation.

The donation helped provide everything the homeowner would need to get them started in their new home, including some food, bedding and towels, furniture, dishes and utensils, and even a supply of cleaning products.

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Pacesetter Homes Austin has also been actively fundraising for non-profits that assist homeless individuals in the city, including participating in the Home For Good Challenge for HomeAid Austin.

“Pacesetter Homes Austin raised over $10,000 in the Challenge, which will be used to support homeless causes throughout Austin,” said Lee Whitaker, Vice-President, Pacesetter Homes Austin. “We’re extremely proud that Pacesetter Homes Austin raised more through individual donations than any other contributor.”

HomeAid Austin provides services for anyone who is facing or is at risk of facing homelessness, including veterans, youth who have aged out of foster care, children who have become homeless due to a family crisis, women in crisis who are pregnant, and families and individuals who are homeless as a result of job loss or illness.

The organization assists with funding for programs such as Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a truck ministry serving meals, clothing, and other life-sustaining items to homeless men and women who are struggling to survive; Community First! Village; and Community Works Program, which allows residents in the Community First! Village to become self-contractors so they can do various jobs around the Community First! Village.

Pacesetter Homes Austin’s commitment to helping people transition themselves out of homelessness has impacted and will continue to impact the Austin community in positive ways.

“I am incredibly proud of the ways in which our teams participate in giving back to our communities,” said LaNelle Deardorf, Regional Vice-President, Qualico US. “Supporting our communities is a foundational component of our corporate responsibility efforts, and it just feels great to help others.”

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