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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Apartment complex for the chronically homeless
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki
The city of Austin and Integral Care mental health authority have partnered to open the Terrace at Oak Springs, an apartment complex for 50 residents who will be able to receive care on-site. The goal of the complex, which is under construction on Oak Springs Drive just west of Airport Boulevard, is to assist the chronically homeless who are struggling with mental illness or substance abuse disorders. Residents will sign a lease and be held to the agreement or face eviction. The 40,000-square-foot complex is expected to open in May, with Integral Care and the Austin Police Department pledging to work together to address safety and other quality-of-life issues that may arise.
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