March 16th, 2020 BY COMPASS CAREER SOLUTIONS
Finding Housing through cOMPASS career Solutions
Upon enrolling in services, Leonard was staying at an emergency shelter through the Union Gospel Mission. Leonard came to Compass Career Solutions with a subsidy in hand from DSHS HEN Program but was having difficulty securing housing due to prior life events. Leonard was proactive and engaged in services weekly with his Housing Team Austin Foresman and Eloisa Meza.
Compass Housing Staff worked together in contacting private property owners to identify housing options that matched Leonard’s preferences and conditions. After viewing two different apartments, he chose a one-bedroom apartment that was located in the preferred area due to easy access to attend counseling appointments, bus routes, and other services.
After securing housing, Leonard worked with Compass Housing staff on locating furnishings and household items and décor. Compass Staff works diligently on finding options for Leonard to choose from including a bed, couch, dressers, and end tables to help his new place feel like home! “This makes a big difference to feel secure and at home” “Being in my own place gives me peace” -Leonard