A few weeks ago, Legacy Village in Brownwood consisted of dirt and a sign on the property of the former Avenue D Baptist Church.
    Now, work on the Legacy Village’s first dwelling — a small house being built by volunteers with Brown County Home Solutions — is well under way.
    It is the first of four small houses in Phase I of Legacy Village. Plans are for a total of 16 to be built. The houses, ranging in size from 475 to 550 square feet and consisting of one or two bedrooms, will house local homeless individuals.
     Residents of Legacy Village will be responsible for paying rent and working an individualized plan for long term stability, independence and security.
    About three dozen guests joined Brown County Home Solutions’s (BCHS) executive director, board members and several pastors in late October to dedicate the dedicate Legacy Village.
    The (BCHS) building committee, led by Glenn Williamson and assisted by board members Billy Owings and Steven Cantrell, along with a handful of volunteers, began working on the first house on Nov. 17. d
    BCHS’s desire is to treat and see people “with the eyes of Jesus,” executive director Angelia Bostick said at the dedication.