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Foster Care is an extremely prevalent thing in today’s society. On any given day, there are nearly 424,000 children in foster care in the United States. In 2019, over 672,000 children spent time in U.S. foster care. With these numbers, 1 in 4 foster children become homeless after aging out of the foster care system. This project will be focusing specifically on children/ young adults who become homeless after they age out of the foster care system. I am wanting to design a space for living but also create a sense of community. I want to give opportunity to these young adults to have a place to finally call home, even if it’s just for a year or two until they get steady on their feet. I don’t want this design to be similar to the typical architecture of a shelter. I want to break stigma’s that are usually held with shelters, low-income housing, etc. Rather than designing with cheap materials, easy floor plans, and minimal aesthetic, I want to design a welcoming, innovative community. With this being said, I will be designing residential as well as a commercial use community. I will be using factual statistics to determine the best solutions as well as personal interviews in order to get the best knowledge and information out of my research.