The Crossroads Builders Association Supports Tiny Homes Project in a Big Way
Builder and Associate Members of the Crossroads Builders Association have partnered with a new nonprofit organization called Promise Pointe to address the growing homeless population in Victoria and surrounding areas.
Modeled after a similar and successful project in Austin called “Community First! Village,” Promise Pointe will be a 17-acre master-planned development near Raisin, just outside of Victoria, and will provide affordable housing for the homeless. Far from being a homeless shelter, Promise Pointe will offer chronically homeless people an opportunity to regain a foothold on life. Aside from the safety and security of having a roof over their heads, residents will be able to flourish in a supportive community that offers opportunities to operate micro businesses and become self-sustaining individuals with renewed dignity and feelings of self-worth.
The homes, being constructed with the generosity and skills of people like Frank Reyes and Roland Rodriguez—members of the Crossroads Builders Association—range in size from 220 to 350 square feet with an architectural style known as “Tiny Homes.” The homes feature an open-concept interior, and function much like an efficiency apartment.
“The Tiny Home cottages do not have running water, but aside from this making them more affordable, the purpose is to encourage residents to interact with others in the main-house facilities, which include a community kitchen, bath, laundry, and other shared utilities. These homes are tiny, but what they represent is huge for our homeless,” says Kim Jacobs, Executive Vice President of the Crossroads Builders Association. “We are blessed to have this opportunity to make a tremendous difference in our community.”
Find out how you can help with donations of money, materials, or skills. Visit promisepointe.org or call (361) 571-2589. You can also contact the Crossroads Builders Association at (361) 578-7711 or email Kim Jacobs-Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.