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Collaboration aids first-time renters

By June 11, 2013July 15th, 2014No Comments

Evansville, IN – After discovering that 1/3 of all young adults who aged out of the foster care system were ending up homeless within two years, CAJE took action.  They convened representatives from local banks, energy companies, and landlords to hold a First-Time Renter’s Workshop in the fall of 2013.  Though primarily geared towards  those aging out of the foster care or court systems, the workshop was open to the public and included education about the rights and responsibilities of renters as well as assistance in opening a free checking account.  Workshop attendees were given a certificate of completion which can be used in lieu of renter’s history, something most former foster youth lack.