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HOUSING STORIES

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ANGELIA AND BERNARD ARE HOME!

Angelia and Bernard struggled to find a place to live and came to GRACE together when they didn't have anywhere else to go. Although they felt they were down on their luck, they never gave up hope! They worked diligently with our Housing Specialists, and the couple's luck finally turned! Angelia and Bernard are HOUSED! Not long after they moved in, Angelia was ready to invite everyone over for their first Sunday dinner in their new home!

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MICHELLE IS HOUSED!

Michelle came to GRACE after getting herself out of a toxic situation. She needed her own place to call home and worked diligently with our Housing Specialists. Because of her dedication, Michelle wasn't at GRACE very long and now has a home with the safety and privacy she deserves!

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JANICE IS HOUSED!

For the past 13 years, Janice has found herself homeless and alone after her son's early, tragic death. With nowhere to go and no family to rely on, Janice was in and out of different shelters. Then she heard of GRACE. Janice came to GRACE with a plan of working hard to get a house to call home no matter what! Janice has officially fulfilled her goal and now has a place to call her own!

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BASAVARAJ HAS A PLACE TO CALL HIS OWN!

Basavaraj has been experiencing homelessness since his wife left him and a job opportunity he had fell apart two years ago. Although he has income, Basavaraj found himself drifting from motel room to motel room. As he worked hard to end his homelessness, Basavaraj remained kind and even helped folks settle in who were first arriving at GRACE. His hard work paid off, and Basavaraj is HOUSED!

As he finished signing the lease to his new home, Basavaraj told one of our Housing Specialists, Abhi, "Thank you for looking out for me." Basavaraj has a place to call his own!

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GLENN IS BACK HOME!

After running into problems with obtaining his benefits, Glenn came to GRACE. With some help from our Housing Specialists, Glenn fixed the issue and moved back into housing! He even moved right back into the same apartment he had previously had to leave! Now, Glenn is back home where he belongs.

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RAYMOND, ASHLET, AND THEIR DOG OREO ARE HOUSED!

Raymond and his daughter Ashley are legally blind. They came to GRACE with many obstacles to face: not only did Raymond and Ashley need to find a safe place to live, but one that could accommodate their needs and their dog, Oreo. Together they worked tirelessly with our Housing Specialists and our Diversion & Housing Locator to find the home they deserve. Their hard work paid off, and now Raymond and Ashley have a home of their own, complete with a big backyard for Oreo to play in! Raymond, Ashley, and Oreo are HOUSED!!

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DEBRA IS HOUSED!

Debra was supposed to stay with her family, but when that fell through, she turned to GRACE. From the moment she came to GRACE, Debra worked with our Housing Specialists and put all her energy into finding a place she could finally call home. Her dedication paid off, and now Debra is HOUSED!

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MITCHELL AND KAREN ARE HOUSED!

Mitchell and Karen had been living in their apartment for the past six years. That was until their rent was raised and they could no longer afford it. Suddenly, they had to leave their home and navigate homelessness. Mitchell and Karen both have serious health conditions and came to GRACE simply seeking somewhere to have a good night's sleep. They each worked with our Housing Specialists and were able to secure a new home with the help of Elder Options! Now, Mitchell and Karen are HOUSED and can focus on their health!

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WALTER IS HOUSED!

Walter's smile says it all... Walter is HOUSED! Walter is a veteran and came to GRACE after falling on tough times. Upon arriving at GRACE, Walter focused on finding a home to call his own so he worked diligently with our Housing Specialists and our Veteran Program Manager. His dedication paid off and Walter secured his own housing with the help of HUD-VASH!

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NICOLE IS HOUSED!

Nicole came to GRACE after her previous living situation fell through, and she had no other options or ideas on where she could live. Nicole worked with our Street Outreach Team and our Housing Specialists, dedicated to finding her own space! Within two weeks, she had not only secured a job, but a place to call home too! Nicole told one of our Outreach Specialists, "I had no idea places like this existed. I went from sleeping on a bench to picking out throw pillows, and I am so grateful for everything you all do."

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RONALD HAS A PLACE TO REST AFTER A LONG DAY AT WORK.

Ronald has been working at a local restaurant for the past three and a half years. Although he has been working long and hard, he found it difficult to accumulate enough savings to get back on his feet after falling on hard times. Focused on finding a solution to his housing situation, Ronald came to GRACE. With Ronald's dedication combined with support from our Housing Specialists, he now has a place to call home! Tonight, Ronald can sleep in his own bed after a long day at work!

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JC IS HOUSED AFTER 30 YEARS OF HOMELESSNESS!

JC used to own his own business and home, but he lost everything after his divorce. JC has been homeless and has been living in a tent for the last 30 years. After JC met our Street Outreach Team, he worked with them and our Housing Specialists to find a home! For the first time in 30 years, JC now has a roof over his head! Although he is suffering from cancer, JC cannot wait to begin working on getting his health back on track from the comfort and peace of his own home!