Foundation Communities is by far the largest organization in town that provides a real, long-term solution for people who are very low income. Foundation Communities owns and operates 17 properties in Austin and North Texas providing quality affordable housing for more than 2,600 families. The organization’s award-winning properties include 345 efficiency apartments for single adults facing homelessness and 62 apartments with comprehensive case management for vulnerable families, with hands-on counseling and programs that enable learning in a community and building financial responsibility. On-site support services include job training, financial counseling, youth programs, free tax preparation, parenting classes, and free on-site after-school care for children so that parents, can keep their jobs. These learning centers provide guidance for children, including tutors for homework and a nutritious snack, and are a centerpiece of stabilizing the families’ lives.
Gracy Title supports Foundation Communities by sponsoring monthly luncheons, organizing fundraisers, supporting families during FC's Christmas Adopt-a-Family program, and volunteering for a variety of projects. Where Foundation’s communities have opened, property values have gone up, crime has gone down, and once at-risk schools have begun to thrive. Housing has been provided for thousands of people and communities have been stabilized. If you work in the real estate industry and are looking for a charitable cause for you and your company, consider affordable housing as a great way to contribute to the community and help more families live the American dream.