[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_dropcap color=”” boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”0px” class=”” id=””]M[/fusion_dropcap]ichelle, who is married with three children, came to Catholic Charities needing rental assistance. She and her husband worked, but he was the main source of income. His income paid most of the bills including rent. Unexpectedly Michelle’s husband left the family and took up residency elsewhere. Michelle was devastated but her husband promised her and the landlord that he would still pay the rent. She trusted that he would keep his word since his children were in the home. Michelle knew that if he did not keep his promise there was a chance that she would be evicted. She could not afford the $1,150 rent along with the other bills.
March came and her husband did not keep his word resulting in Michelle receiving a three day eviction notice. She made the landlord aware of the situation and he tried to contact her husband, but was not successful. Michelle was able to pay her landlord a total of $400 of her own money and a church assisted with $400 toward her rent. Catholic Charities provided $250 in rent assistance and partnered with another church for an additional $100. Michelle is on a month-to-month lease which allows her to seek more affordable rent immediately. Her landlord is willing to work with her until she is able to move because he knows she is trying.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]