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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Foster kids can’t be ignored in fight against homelessness

Every day on the walk from West Campus to the University, students pass by homeless people, many of which are young adults who, under different circumstances, could pass off as classmates. A single street separates one of the country’s most affluent college campuses from the streets that are the refuge of these unfortunate young adults. Beyond the typical makers of homelessness, such as drug use or alcoholism, many of them instead suffer the collateral damage of the state’s underfunded foster system. Decreasing homelessness in Austin benefits from a better awareness of this system’s harsh financial realities.

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