Young People Need A Home: Permanent Housing For Homeless Male Youth Opens In Grand Rapids, MI

Young people need a home. It's just that simple. Period.  Mel Trotter Ministries has opened a non-time limited supportive housing unit for homeless men, ages 18-24. The home’s intent is to foster a supportive, community environment for young men to build the foundation for independent living.   http://www.grbj.com/articles/87735-change-ups-mtm-opens-limitless-time-youth-house   MTM will work with 3:11 Youth Housing, the NAACP and other organizations to provide support for tenants living at the house, which is located in an undisclosed Grand Rapids location.  The decision to establish the Youth House was  driven by statistics and feedback . We listened to youth and invited the expertise of HQ, and 3:11 Youth Housing—who understand the youth populations best—to see how Mel Trotter Ministries can better meet the needs of underserved populations.  Agencies that serve youth have identified that there is a lack of affordable housing for vulnerable youth between 18-24. Some facts about this Youth House:  Each tenant will be responsible for a monthly payment of $250 a month, along with divided utility bills. To help each young man prepare to move into independent housing, $50 of the rent will be placed into a savings account for when they move out.  The youth will have the opportunity to stay up to 24 months in the house while they work with an advocate to move toward the goal of complete interdependence. Leases are flexible which work for young people.  Young people need a home. It's just that simple. Period.

Young people need a home. It's just that simple. Period.

Mel Trotter Ministries has opened a non-time limited supportive housing unit for homeless men, ages 18-24. The home’s intent is to foster a supportive, community environment for young men to build the foundation for independent living.

http://www.grbj.com/articles/87735-change-ups-mtm-opens-limitless-time-youth-house

MTM will work with 3:11 Youth Housing, the NAACP and other organizations to provide support for tenants living at the house, which is located in an undisclosed Grand Rapids location.

The decision to establish the Youth House was driven by statistics and feedback. We listened to youth and invited the expertise of HQ, and 3:11 Youth Housing—who understand the youth populations best—to see how Mel Trotter Ministries can better meet the needs of underserved populations.

Agencies that serve youth have identified that there is a lack of affordable housing for vulnerable youth between 18-24. Some facts about this Youth House:

Each tenant will be responsible for a monthly payment of $250 a month, along with divided utility bills. To help each young man prepare to move into independent housing, $50 of the rent will be placed into a savings account for when they move out.

The youth will have the opportunity to stay up to 24 months in the house while they work with an advocate to move toward the goal of complete interdependence. Leases are flexible which work for young people.

Young people need a home. It's just that simple. Period.