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Housing First Oak Springs is an apartment community that offers services to people experiencing homelessness in Travis County to support their well-being. With a safe place to live and appropriate support services, people thrive and recovery begins.

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Housing First Stories

“This is the tunnel where I used to live. By the program reaching out to people like myself, look at me now. No one would believe it. The money that was being used on me was for jail. Now, the money used on me is allowing me to be a productive member of society, to give back money to the community.” ~ Nathan

Marvin:

Marvin lost his mother when he was three. He was raised by his grandmother until her death when Marvin was fifteen. By early adulthood, Marvin found himself sleeping on park benches and struggling with mental health issues. After many years of living on the streets, he got into a program that helped him find his own apartment – and a new life.

Jennifer:

Living on the streets, Jennifer struggled to maintain her mental health and cycled in and out of local psychiatric hospitals. Due to her constant moving around, she had a strained relationship with her daughters. Having a stable home has helped Jennifer reestablish her relationship with her children.

Christina:

Christina was displaced in Austin after Hurricane Katrina. She lost her FEMA housing due to her struggles with mental health issues and addiction. After many years of living in her van, shelters, and on the streets, she got into a program that gave her housing and a fresh start. Today, Christina is working on getting her high school diploma and has a new outlook on life – one with sobriety and stability.