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Prayer Wall: As We Near the Memorial Let’s Give Thanks for Those Who Walked This Earth “We’ll Remember”

November 13, 2013

Prayer Wall:  Who and what do you want to say to loved ones?



“The small chapel is just a separate cottage where people can reflect and find solace”
We’d benefit from a Wailing Wall.  We always enter the names of the people who we miss in the Days of Awe in the Book of the Dead.  We’d be nothing without our ancestors.  We’re always reminded of their gifts for us throughout our lives and in the faces of our young, who carry on.
Tiny Homes makes living simply and economically a reality.

“Here’s Austin‘s Newest Housing For the Chronically Homeless”


Credit Joy Diaz, KUT News
UT Architecture students developed these cottages. They are a little bigger than an average office cubicle. Bathrooms and kitchens will be communal.”

“Plans are moving ahead in the Austin area to house about 200 people who are chronically homeless.  Community First Village has been about a decade in the making and in just a matter of months, it will break ground.”

“The property is 27 acres, with little cottages, mobile homes and even some teepees dotting the landscape. A three-acre community garden is also on-site.” 

Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League is one of the project’s staunchest supporters. In a nod to NIMBY politics, He calls it “the very first ‘yes, in my backyard’ project!’”

“Mobile Loaves and Fishes’ Alan Graham, the man behind the project, says one reason many in the nearby community are on board is because there will also be a bed and breakfast in the village and an Alamo Drafthouse outdoor movie theater.”

“We haven’t converted everybody, but when people come out here they go, ‘Oh!’ They see a chapel; they see medical and vocational services on site, and they learn that residents will not live there for free; they’ll pay a monthly rent.”

“Graham adds that if 200 chronically homeless people get back on their feet, that could save Central Texas taxpayers about $10 million a year.”


Credit Joy Diaz, KUT News
“The bed and breakfast will have similar acommodations to that of the village, tepees “


Credit Joy Diaz, KUT News
“All of the furniture has been built by people who were formerly homeless.”


Credit Joy Diaz, KUT News
Allan Graham is the man behind the vision. A former business man, he took it upon himself to change the live of Austin’s homeless population.”
One Comment leave one →
  1. November 17, 2013 8:38 pm

    homes are for everyone everybody needs a place to rest

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