Dec 18, 2020

Cornerstone Apartments

By Mary Lee Foundation

Cornerstone is one of our affordable housing complexes for low-income individuals. While we do house people with disabilities, people with special needs and single mothers with children, this complex is not for those groups exclusively.

Cornerstone offers 30 low income apartments and had accessibility and ADA upgrades completed in 2005. It has a laundry room, onsite maintenance staff, onsite leasing office, weekly access to the onsite food pantry and is in close proximity to bus stops, shopping, entertainment, restaurants, pharmacies and more.

Boyce Gunderlach moved to the Mary Lee Foundation in 1998. Amy had moved to the square just a year or two before Boyce. They both moved from Marbridge which offers assisted living for adults with learning disabilities. The costs at Marbridge were increasing and they needed to find a program that was more affordable.

Boyce and Amy are both in Texas’s Home and Community Based Services Program (HCS). HCS provides individualized services and supports to persons with Intellectual disabilities who are living in their own home or in other community settings. In 2014, the Gunderlach’s were married and moved into their own apartment in the Cornerstone complex.

Boyce and Amy have many friends in Cornerstone and enjoy socializing. They feel a little cooped up because of the pandemic, and are stuck inside watching The Price is Right. When they are able to get outside they like to take the bus and explore what Austin has to offer.

If you would like more information about Cornerstone, please call (512) 448-9628.

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