Today we congratulate Latausha and her 8 kids for getting out of a shelter and getting into a rental of their own. We were happy to help her get housed by paying her security deposit. Read their story below:
Hi my name is Latausha and I am a single mother of eight. Me and my kids became homeless back in September 2017. This has been a hard transition for me and my family. We have been living in shelters, a truck or friends and family homes during this time period. We became homeless due to management buying the property that we were renting. As soon as they came they decided to go up on the rent from 1300 to 1700. I cannot afford a $400 rent increase and I already needed a bigger place because I was pregnant. I do not want to receive a racing on my name so I packed my things and moved out without any compensation from the management company either. Two of my kids were not able to get into the family shelter when I first checked in so we had to spit our family up. Also when I got to the shelter I was pregnant and it was my most difficult pregnancy I had been through. After having my daughter in the shelter every morning we would have to leave The Shelter by 7:30 and I wouldn’t be able to come back until 4 which was difficult because I was very tired after waking up through the night with a newborn baby. Made it even harder to adjust to not having much help. Me and my newborn will often go to the park or the library or anywhere dry and safe until my kids got out of school at 3. It was extremely hard because I would be so tired and I was not be able to take a nap at all. After praying about my situation God finally bless me with a Section 8 voucher for me and my family. It was extremely difficult finding a home and my price range but I finally did and it is gorgeous everything that me and my family need and want. I need assistance with the security deposit and I also need furniture for the home. I hope that someone could help me and my family out.
This family brings our placements this year up to 61 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 571. Learn more about out mission of housing the homeless at OTSHB.COM.