Innovative Housing Community of Aging-Out Foster Kids and Kinship Families Pursues Dual Economic and Social Agenda

Illinois is sponsoring an innovative housing program with a unique social mission.

The complex puts so-called kinship families (for example, grandparents raising grandchildren) as neighbors to young people aging out of foster care.

In addition to helping these two very different but often similarly economically disadvantaged groups with affordable housing, it also provides foster kids with positive role models.

It may also provide kinship families with assistance from young adults that they would not otherwise have.

Read more in this Chicago Tribune article: Different generations get place to call home.