RHUs helping build vision for alternative housing solutions in Texas

Region: Americas
Country: United States of America
Year: 2021
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 0-50
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: Glimmer of Hope
Support: Capacity Building, Assurance, Communications

The Esperanza Community is a sanctioned encampment located in Austin, Texas. The community is gathers 150 people who are experiencing homelessness. Several NGOs and private sector actors have been providing the community with consistent support with necessary resources, such as sanitation services, clean water, food items and shelter.

In the aim to improve the living conditions of the encampment by upgrading from the currently used tents, Glimmer | Austin partnered with The Other Ones Foundation and the residents of Esperanza Community to build Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHUs) as a source of shelter.

The long term vision is to replace all tents on-site with 200 mini homes and temporary shelters.

Read more about this project here.