The Sunday Story Podcast: Struggling young adults find hope, help at Opportunity House

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An innovative, new program for young adults struggling with different life situations and instability is breaking down barriers to help students pursue their education.

For this week’s cover story, LINK nky Contributor Mildred Nguyen spoke to three individuals with the Brighton Center’s “Opportunity House”, to learn more about the program and how it helps young adults from ages 16 to 24. She also spoke to a student experiencing these issues first-hand — Logan Fulmer from Newport, Ky.

Young adults that take part in the Opportunity House program are not usually connected to a school or the formal workforce. They may have graduated from high school or tried out a semester at a local community college, but they are generally not engaged in postsecondary education, professional training or a career path. 

Why is this newsworthy? In data compiled by the National Low Income Housing Coalitionthe commonwealth of Kentucky is contending with a shortage of 89,375 affordable rental homes for extremely low-income earners. In Northern Kentucky, some apartments are renting for  $1,600 to $1,800 and higher per month, as evidenced by price listings on sites like and Zillow.

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