Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Find Affordable Housing Support in Montrose

Solving the problem of homelessness is complicated for any community, but a nonprofit in Montrose County, Colorado, seems to be having some success.
1st Place on 2nd St. in Montrose is a nonprofit-owned housing complex for youth aged 18-24. (Laura Palmisano)

Imagine turning 18 and finding yourself aged out of the foster care system. You likely wouldn’t have the resources to support yourself and may face homelessness. A program in Montrose, Colorado, is aimed at helping youth in that situation. Laura Palmisano reports for KVNF and Rocky Mountain Community Radio on how the program provides affordable housing along with support and guidance.

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This story is part of a reporting collaboration with the Solutions Journalism Network and Rocky Mountain Community Radio highlighting affordable housing solutions across the Mountain West.

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About Laura Palmisano

Laura is a senior reporter and producer for KVNF Community Radio. You may also on occasion hear her host Morning Edition and Local Motion on KVNF. Laura has worked at public radio and television stations in Phoenix and Tucson. Her work has aired on NPR, the BBC, Harvest Public Media and the Rocky Mountain Community Radio exchange.

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