As a multi-year project, Shepherd’s Village will be developed in phases.
- PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT – COMPLETED: land use plan, architectural design & engineering
- PHASE 2 INFRASTRUCTURE – IN PROCESS: water/wastewater, site clearing and utility design
- PHASE 3 CONSTRUCTION
STEP 1 – FOUNDATIONS for 6 homes on 22nd street – GIVE NOW
STEP 2 – construction materials/services for 6 homes on 22nd Street
STEP 3 – foundations for 6 homes on 21st Street
STEP 4 – construction materials/services for 6 homes on 21st Street
Naming of Shepherd’s Village
In 2000, the first Habitat for Humanity housing development began for 20 homes in the heart of Georgetown between 17th and 18th Streets. Because a cottonseed oil mill was once on the city block, the development was named Old Mill Village. The last of the 20 homes was completed in 2011.
In 2020, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County used individual donations and one grant award to purchase the 1-acre lot between 21st and 22nd Streets, not far from Old Mill Village.
To continue the use of “Village” and to honor the family who contributed the largest portion of the purchase price, this development was named “Shepherd’s Village.” Special recognition is made to Dr. and Mrs. James Shepherd for making the contribution in memory of their son Stephen who was active in his community and helped many people as his parents taught him. The Shepherds have lived, worked, helped their neighbors, and made contributions to many worthwhile organizations in Georgetown for many years.
“Shepherd” also honors our Christian roots, by recognizing our calling to care for all our neighbors as Jesus cared for his disciples in His time and each of us today. All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. And we build in partnership with people in need regardless of race or religion.
Many others helped acquire the property and even more will turn this development into the reality of home for 12 more families.