Jessica and her 2 kids, 2/26/19

Please join us in congratulating Jessica and her 2 kids for ending their homelessness situation. As described in her story below they have been staying in multiple hotels to keep a roof over their heads. When Jessica called we built a budget with her, and when she found a place she could afford, we were happy to pay the security deposit so they could move in. We will soon be providing this family much-needed furniture so they can turn their new rental into a real home.

Dear OTS,

Used to live in Tustin until 2 years ago. Old friend of 7 years convinced us to move to Washington state to “join house cleaning business.” I was to be her trainer recruiter. When I leased up I soon realized she just wanted me to help her clean to cut her days in half. No programs like in California for my son. No one to watch him. Drowned in debt. Trying to get home.

Our original move-in date was the 10th of this month. Moved to the 21st because of excess water damage renovation. Had to wait for housing to do their inspection, on the 20th. Now waiting for previous return deposit to arrive in mail. We are currently using up the remaining amount to go towards the deposit, to buy rooms so we don’t have to sleep in the car. Homeless 24 days.

We had to move out of our previous place the 31st of January, 2019. We have been homeless since then, from February 1st, 2019 until current, (Sunday February 24th, 2019). So for the last 24 days we have had to try to find the “best deals” in hotel rooms, packing up and moving every day or every couple of days. Extended Stay America in Lake Forest, California. Extended Stay America in Anaheim, California. Extended Stay in Newport Beach, California. Rodeway Inn in Buena Park, California. La Quinta Inn in Costa Mesa, California. Key Inn and Suites in Tustin, California. Some of these locations we had to stay more than one night, move to another location, then move back.

Our landlord has approved our tenancy and is now just waiting for us to pay deposit to move in. I previously sent the move in welcome letter. I still have not received our previous rental deposit from previous landlord, and I have had to use all other funds on hotels. We will also need furniture help, living room and sons bedroom.

We are currently homeless. My 11 year old daughter, 10 year old autistic son and I have been living in hotels moving from room to room for the last 24 days. We have stayed in Orange county area hotels. The process has been anything but easy with a disabled child.

Thank You, Jessica

This family brings our placements this year up to 11 and our grand total up 697 since we started OTS back in 2014.

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