Bullock Texas State History Museum presents Texas Focus: Community First, A Home for the Homeless
This event will feature a virtual film screening of Layton Blaylock's 2019 documentary film, Community First, A Home for the Homeless, followed by a live conversation with Blaylock about the film.
Community First: A Home for the Homeless is a documentary introducing an innovative new model for transforming the lives of homeless people through the power of community. The film tells the story of Community First! Village, a 27-acre, master planned development providing affordable, permanent housing for hundreds of chronically homeless people in Austin.
The Village offers a variety of micro enterprises providing the residents an opportunity to make a dignified income. Twenty percent of the residents have never been homeless but choose to live there as support. The film illustrates how the sense of community at the core of the Village is transforming the lives of our homeless brothers and sisters.
The purchase of a virtual screening ticket will give viewers access to view the film for 48 hours between November 1-6. The conversation with the director on Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 pm.
A cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative, the Museum's Texas Focus Film Series highlights stories by, for, and about Texans.