Today we congratulate Taymyr and her 3 kids for getting out of their homeless situation and into a rental of their own. We will soon be providing this single Mom and her kids the essential household goods and furniture they need to turn their rental into a real home. Read Taymyr’s story below:
In late 2016, my family and I were splitting rent with another individual. For 2 months, this person took my half of the rent and pocketed it instead of paying it to the landlord. When the landlord put an eviction notice on the door, my housemate took it and hid it from me to cover their tracks. By the time I found out what was going on, it was too late. I was pregnant with my 3rd baby and had a 1 year old and a 2 year old with no place to go. My children and I have been staying predominantly in shelters or sometimes with friends ever since then. I was residing in a shelter when I gave birth to my 3rd baby. My daughter, who was 1 at the time learned to walk in a shelter. I never would have imagined that the earliest, most innocent days of their childhood would be marred by the ugly truth of destitution. Due to the severity of my situation, Section 8 reached out to offer my family a voucher for rental assistance; which is amazing! However, section 8 doesn’t pay or help with move in costs or with furniture. A friend of mine has just recently allowed me to couchsurf at their place while I utilize their internet access for apartment searches. Now, I have finally found a landlord that has agreed to rent to me and my children under the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! So, now that my family has help with housing on an ongoing and monthly basis, the initial move in costs are still just beyond my grasp. It is my earnest hope that the Off The Streets community might find a way to assist with the move in deposit costs and basic furniture such as sofas, bed frames, pots, pans, and blankets. That would truly be a blessing. My children and I thank you for your love and support.
This family brings our placements this year to 94 and our grand total since we started OTS just over 4 years ago up to 604. Read more about our charity at OTSHB.COM.