Preparing for Success
by Megan Perez
Roxanne Burnett came to the San Marcos Housing Authority in need of housing in January 2012. She was referred to the Family Self-Sufficiency Program by her counselor at the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center, where she was living at the time. It was a year of trials and tribulations for her, but she was very thankful when her name came to the top of the waiting list in October 2012. Roxanne was approved for the FSS Program and later moved into an apartment at the Chapultepec Homes with her daughter, Corrie. Roxanne didn’t have much when she moved in but with the help of Gabriel and Marisol Mendoza, FSS Graduates and the previous tenants of her apartment, and other residents, Roxanne’s apartment turned into a home. As a participant in the FSS Program, Roxanne is required to continuously work towards self-sufficiency. Roxanne enrolled in the Community Action College Prep Academy. The Academy began in January and Roxanne has not only improved her math, reading, and writing skills but has toured Austin Community College, applied for student financial aid, and gotten scholarship information. She also learned life skills, learned more about how to study, and acquired new note taking skills. Roxanne completed the 12 week program on April 25. She plans to attend Austin Community College in the summer, where she will begin working on her core classes towards a math or science degree. She plans to transfer to University of Texas to complete a four year degree. Roxanne has been a part of the FSS Program for only a few short months but is well on her way to success. If you know someone who has the drive to make something out of their life but could use a little help along the way, tell them to call 512-396-3364 or drop by the Chapultepec Homes at 701 South LBJ Drive. Space is limited and the waiting list is not always open but we can always help get you pointed in the right direction!
We Are Accepting Applications For Housing in the Following Programs:
PUBLIC HOUSING -- 2, 3, 4 & 5 Bedroom Units (Apply at the Allen Wood Homes, 1201 Thorpe Lane)
- SPRINGTOWN VILLA -- 2 Bedroom Units (Apply at 503 Springtown Way, Elderly or Disabled Only)
- The SECTION 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is NOT ACCEPTING Applications At this Time.
The San Marcos Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Housing provider and has provided quality housing options and supportive services to the citizens of San Marcos since 1950.
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