In 2005 Edgerton Community Outreach (ECO) purchased the Lawton Street Home. The Lawton Street Home is a two unit duplex that houses two formerly homeless families. The purchase of this home was made possible with an anonymous donation of $100,000. Families are able to live at the Lawton Street Home for up to two years. Giving families a longer term, more affordable housing option increases the chances that they will be able to work on skills needed to become more self-sufficient. While in the transitional living program participants work with their case manager on life skills, budgeting, schooling, and other necessary skills that would help a person to become more self-sufficient. Participant’s rent is based on their income.