In 2018, a report from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development had calculated that around 553,000 people were homeless.
Unfortunately, this fact gets worse because, for most jobs, a permanent address is required. This adds to the circumstances around the problems of homeless people finding employment — worsening the unemployed situation.
The OOF (Other Ones Foundation) has come forward to help these people with a job, allowing them to have the basics to be independent, providing them with support, accommodation, and sustenance.
OOF grants jobs without the need for its employees to provide a permanent address.
The jobs they propose are different from cleaning the environment to maintaining works of art public, to the optimization of subsidized housing and the assistance of protected animals.
This organization provided the homeless with a property called Golden Road, through which they can use daily services such as eating, showering, sleeping, amongst other things.
OOF also guarantees a salary of $ 15, along with lunch and driving to the workplace.
Members of the Austin City Council say that this program has grown remarkably compared to that of 2018, announcing itself very useful to the poor and homeless.
The OOF supported the majority of the homeless with approximately $100,000 in about one year. Some of these employees have achieved the goal of having a fixed address and a stable abode.
The Austin City Council members first launched the program. Family Eldercare Inc., which oversees OOF, was assigned $720,000. That amount is well over seven times the number that the city granted them when the project was initially introduced back in September 2018.
The program has played a critical role by getting people off the streets and into jobs, giving them a sense of hope and self-worth as well as giving them their dignity back.