Congratulations go to Veronica and her 2 boys for ending their homeless situation today by getting into their own rental. We were able to help this single mom by building a budget with her to determine the rent she could afford and then assisting her with the security deposit. Here is Veronica’s story in her own words:
As discussed over the phone, my living situation has been difficult these past few weeks as I try to stabilize myself in a new city, new job with children. Originally, I relocated from Illinois to California in order to achieve a career in real estate. I must admit it was difficult relocating thinking that I was hired for a property management position, only to find out the area was not suitable for my children. This caused me to search for areas that would be appropriate for my family. As I was a temporary contractor, work was unstable and several job offers fell through. I explored self employment during the times I was unable to find a full time job. However, balancing family life and self employment created too many issues with child care hindered my opportunities. Recently, I’ve accomplished a full time position which allows me to live on site as I work. It was quite challenging maintaining a steady work life while being homeless. Through networking within my field, I met my roommate (single mother), who has extended a hand allowing us to stay at residence temporarily. However, this is not consistent due to her busy work schedule. In which case, I seek shelter at Motel 6, close to my work. Now that I qualified for the apartment, I am requesting assistance with my deposit. Honestly, I am reluctant to ask for assistance but I realize we all need help at one point in time. It would be appreciated if your organization would consider us as applicants.
Congratulations Veronica from all of us at OTS-HB!
This family brings the total number of individuals we’ve helped escape homelessness to 195.