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Austin startup using 3-D printers to house city's chronically homeless

Austin startup using 3-D printers to house city's chronically homeless

ICON Community First! Village
The welcome center took just 27 hours to make. Photo courtesy of KVUE News

KVUE — A new partnership is helping Austin's homeless get a roof over their heads.

KVUE first told you about the company ICON earlier this year when they debuted a 3-D printer that can build homes. Now the company is teaming up with the Community First! Village in East Austin.

The company just built a welcome center for the Community First! Village, which is a nonprofit that provides affordable, permanent housing for men and women who are chronically homeless.

The welcome center took just 27 hours to make, the company said. The 3-D printer uses a concrete mix.

The company started with the welcome center, but construction will start soon on six homes. ICON teamed up with the Cielo Property Group to make this happen.

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