TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - An FSU student is on a mission to provide housing for 35 more people in Tallahassee before the year's end.
Ramon Aleman is launching an initiative called the Open Door campaign to help him reach this goal.
Aleman first started his non-profit Unhoused Humanity back in February. Since its inception, he has helped 36 people put a roof over their head, and now he is making it his mission to help all of Tallahassee's eligible homeless population have a home for the holidays.
According to Aleman, it is often the start-up fees of moving into a new home, like utility and security deposits, that keep people from being able to afford moving in. Unhoused Humanity helps homeless individuals who have a stable income but can't afford these down payments to end the cycle. He says there are 35 who meet these requirements that are being targeted for the Open Door campaign.
That campaign launches Monday night at 6:00 p.m. at Madison Social. All of the tips collected will go straight to Unhoused Humanity.
"It's an easy way for the community to get involved," said Aleman. "After that we'll just keep on rolling until the new year and try to get everybody in a new home."
The non-profit also has a website that allows you to donate. Following your contribution, you can see exactly who your money is going to help.