Affordable Housing planned for Youth Aging out of Foster care

PROVIDENCE — Young adults who are transitioning out of the foster care system are some of the most underserved when it comes to housing, but one community development organization is aiming to change that.

The Smith Hill Community Development Corporation, an agency that develops affordable housing on Smith Hill and in neighboring communities, is pursuing a project on a vacant lot at Camden and Chalkstone avenues that will provide 26 units for this demographic.

“Creating an intentional community for one of our most vulnerable populations … transitional age youth, will provide them a space where they can survive and thrive and become integral parts of our community,” said Jean Lamb, executive director of the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation.

On Tuesday night, the organization announced the receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Housing Ministries of New England, a nonprofit supporting affordable housing projects in the region.


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