Launched in 2008, Glen Oaks Corner is a family focused supportive housing project that serves over 20 formerly homeless disabled adults and children annually. At Glen Oaks Corner, the head of the household for each of these families has a documented disability. While in the program, residents are expected to work toward the goals of achieving greater residential stability, increased income and self-sufficiency.
Residents pay a rent of no more than 30% of their adjusted monthly income. Located in Central East Austin, Glen Oaks Corner was completed in the fall of 2008 and received a five-star green rating for its energy efficiency and green building practices. Its single-family homes are clustered in a residential neighborhood. The houses and yards are well maintained and blend unobtrusively in their neighborhood. All homes are fully furnished and contain a washer and dryer, making laundry easy for all residents. The organization also provides residents with a weekly food pantry, community garden, and outdoor playground area.
Green Doors also coordinates supportive services through a partnership with Safe Place. Intensive case management services ensure residents are pursuing a path towards self-sufficiency. Case management services include: outreach, creating and maintaining a service plan, referral to counseling, job and life skills training, and continuing education. Through the case management process, residents can access classes designed to improve independent living skills, including job readiness, life skills, money management, conflict resolution and decision-making. Community resources are utilized for job training, continuing education, and support groups. Additional supportive services provided to residents through case management include financial assistance with rent, utilities, clothing, food, glasses and medical prescriptions. All efforts are geared toward moving families out of homelessness and on to independent living within our community.
Glen Oaks Corner residents typically earn 0-30% of Austin's median family income. To be eligible to reside at Glen Oaks Corner, residents must be a single parent family, provide disability documentation, income information and demonstrate an active desire to achieve residential stability and self-sufficiency.
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