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Pilot program helps elderly and homeless housekeepers leave foster care

Austin (KXAN) An Austin man who became homeless at the age of 18 is now thriving with a roof over his head after being out of foster care.

Through a residential pilot program run by Foster Angels in Central Texas, Darius was given a safe place to sleep.

“He has a safe and comfortable place to sleep for over 100 days,” said Sarah Crocker, senior program manager at Fosters Angels. .”

But he is one of many young people who met the same fate.

according to Texas CASA20% of young people in foster care become homeless as soon as they reach old age.

With rents skyrocketing in Austin, many of these young people are sleeping on the streets or moving between houses.

Requests for rental assistant flooded in, foster angel We recently rented out our first apartment to support young people in short-term housing as they grow older away from foster care.

The pilot program is part of a partnership with Affordable Central Texas.

In November, Darius move into a furnished apartment Northwest Austin.

After being out of foster care, Darius was able to move into a furnished apartment in northwest Austin.

The Bridge at Northwest Hills Apartment was chosen as a safe location, close to grocery stores and on a bus route.

This gave Darius a big boost while he focused on his studies at Austin Community College, majoring in music production.

“I’ve seen a big change in him since day one. “He loves his neighbors and is involved in our events. It’s really great to see him grow.”

This residential pilot programming Gottesman Residential Real Estate.

Foster Angels hopes to add a second unit for Motoko within the complex in the future.

https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/pilot-program-helps-house-man-who-became-homeless-after-aging-out-of-foster-care/ Pilot program helps elderly and homeless housekeepers leave foster care

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