While some 50% of the homeless will be able to “self-resolve” their situation and another 25% will only require short-term support in the form of shelter or rental assistance, the remaining 25% will need long-term support or are at risk of dying on the streets. Often these individuals have been homeless for multiple years, rarely have family support, and suffer from dual diagnosis and comorbidity challenges. These individuals are not able to transition from life on the streets to independent living without round-the-clock support services.
For these homeless friends, we are developing OurCommunity – a community housing development located on a 280-acre rural property outside of Dallas. It is designed to provide long-term, comprehensive, and relational care for those who need a final earthly home. When fully developed, OurCommunity will feature up to 500 tiny homes divided into neighborhoods, each with 25 homes. Each neighborhood will surround OurCommunity’s central town square, where residents can access full wrap-around services.