Mobile Loaves & Fishes needs your help now to advocate on our behalf to the Austin City Council for a resolution that is coming before the Council this Thursday June 24th. We need you to email, call or communicate NOW to the Council in support of the pending resolution. The fastest most immediate way is to send one email that will reach the Mayor and each Council Member by clicking on the following link:
This resolution will instruct City Staff to work with Mobile Loaves & Fishes on either gaining approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use a tract of land out by the airport or to find another suitable tract of land for us for our groundbreaking Habitat on Wheels RV Community housing model. This is currently item # 83 on the morning Council Agenda.
You could email something like this:
Dear Mayor and Council Members:
I am writing in support of Item # 83 on the June 24th, 2010 City Council Agenda. This resolution on behalf of Mobile Loaves & Fishes will place a very powerful tool into the continuum of care tool box by providing permanent, supportive and affordable housing to those that find themselves chronically homeless.
You can learn all about our Habitat on Wheels model by clicking on the link below:
For over five years Mobile Loaves & Fishes has been lifting chronically homeless brothers & sisters off of the streets of Austin into affordable and permanent RV's and Park Model Homes. Today we own about 45 of these RV's that house over 55 people. Many of our residents have been with us since its inception and over 85% have maintained stable housing for well over a year. We are asking the City to merely provide us with a tract of land suitable for our purposes and we will raise all of the capital necessary to build and operate the community.
Thank you for your attention to this very important issue. The community needs your help now. Your voice (and emails!) make a big difference and are heard.