Two more households can find affordable housing in Rutherford County with the new addition of two houses just opened to renters through The Journey Home.
On May 18th at 11 am, The Journey Home joined with the community to bless the new homes at the corner of Kings Highway and Dosie Lane and memorialize Austin Troutt through a dedication ceremony.
The Journey Home purchased the two homes through memorial gifts in remembrance of Austin Troutt and investments from First United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
“The Journey Home is grateful for how the community came together to make it possible to memorialize Austin and, at the same time, give hope to two more families in our community,” said Scott Foster, Executive Director for The Journey Home.
Foster added, “Solving the problem of homelessness requires a multifaceted approach involving housing, providing services, and building relationships. We need the community to come along beside The Journey Home to help with serving these families that are in desperate need of services.”
Austin William Troutt died on Saturday, September 13, 2014, leaving behind a family and community that loved him dearly. He volunteered at The Journey Home with his parents, Kim and Lytle Troutt. Austin was a member and was very active in First United Methodist Church which formed the basis for his strong faith. He was a 2008 graduate of Siegel High School, a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and worked for UBS Financial Services. Austin loved movies, music, playing the guitar and spending time with friends. He was very active in Young Life in High School and Navigators in College, both nondenominational Christian Organizations.