Please join us today in congratulating Ralph for ending his homeless situation. Read his story below.
I was staying at the Regal Inn in Buena Park and paying month-to-month after moving from an apartment in Hawthorne. I liked the freedom that a motel afforded me paid on a monthly basis without needing to have a security deposit or up to three times the rent in income. I moved back to OC from Hawthorne after our lease ended to be closer to family in La Habra.
Due to many expenses I ran out of money to pay for our motel and slept on the street, in alleyways and in parks. I was receiving Social Security income. I stayed at motels when I could afford it but when I couldn’t, I would stay in the park.
I have been homeless from about March 2015 to present– I received assistance from City Net to get into an emergency motel stay in March 2016 and was a currently stay in the Eagle Inn and Suites in Anaheim but am not able to completely cover rent during longer months, during those times I rely on other agencies to pay for my motel stay.
I stayed in San Marino Park in Buena Park from 2015-2016. After I met City Net at San Marino Park, they assisted me with an emergency motel stay at Motel 6 Buena Park which was paid by City Net and 2016. Eagle Inn and Suites– Paid by City Net (2016- 2017)
I specifically need assistance paying for my security deposit, and is needed by move in. I am unable to provide this deposit myself. I am able to cover rent for the month (cost is subsidized by Anaheim Housing Authority voucher) which meets the budget provided by Off the Streets.
I am staying at the Eagle Inn and Suites in Anaheim, California. I live by myself and pay rent on a weekly basis. I have been at the Eagle Inn since 2016 when City Net assisted me with finding an affordable motel as a temporary living situation, but I have struggled to find an affordable apartment.
Raph is the 12th person we’ve placed this year and the 698th person we’ve placed since we started OTS back in 2014. Read more about us at OTSHB.COM.