Date of Submission

Spring 5-7-2024

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Trace Gainey


The space in between addresses the issue of post-foster care youth aged 18 to 24, navigating the challenging transition to adulthood. Located in the Overtown District in Miami which is a region grappling with one of the highest rates of homeless foster youth in the nation, the research explores the unique challenges, experiences, and outcomes faced by these individuals as they age out of the system.

The lack of funding and support for aging-out youth poses many consequences, such as increasing their vulnerability to homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration compared to their peers. This thesis aims to shed light on this specific struggle faced by this demographic that is usually overlooked.

The core proposal involves the establishment of a co-housing facility dedicated to supporting post-foster youth. This facility aims to provide not only affordable housing but also a comprehensive network of support services. These services encompass career programs, mental health support, educational opportunities, and life skills training. By creating a sense of community and belonging through communal living, the space in between envisions breaking the cycle of systemic challenges faced by post-foster care

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