None of the agencies Nasir went to for assistance would even allow him to explain his problem. It wasn’t until his friend referred him to Nazareth Housing that a case manager was finally willing to listen to his story and explain the options available to him. For one, he didn’t realize that the landlord couldn’t force him to leave in 2 weeks – he had to give at least 30 days’ notice. He also hadn’t realized that he would get his security deposit back, allowing him to make a deposit on a new apartment.
After his first meeting with Nazareth Housing, Nasir had a good night’s rest for the first time in weeks. He took his case manager’s advice and talked to his landlord, working out an arrangement to stay in the apartment until he found a new place. He also got his deposit back, and was able to begin his new job relatively stress-free.
Nazareth Housing’s Outreach and Prevention team helped Francis by providing immediate financial assistance to cover her rent and utility arrears and one-on-one financial coaching to create a sustainable budget for her family.
With this dynamic support from Nazareth Housing, Francis remained stably housed and avoided homelessness.
After seven months of staying separately with family and friends Arnulfo contacted Nazareth Housing for guidance and housing assistance. A Nazareth Housing client services and prevention specialist met with the couple and together developed a step-by-step housing action plan.
Arnulfo and his wife also met with the financial coach and learned that they had an unsatisfied judgment on their credit history that would negatively affect their housing applications. The couple met monthly with the financial coach who assisted them with removing the unsatisfied judgment and rebuilding their credit.
On March 1, 2016 Arnulfo and his wife happily moved into their newly developed apartment building. The couple is now stably housed in Brooklyn.
She and her children are now living in their own apartment with the help of a domestic violence LINC housing subsidy. With our ongoing support, Rosa is building her economic independence and her kids are succeeding in school.
With the help of her case manager, Carla completed a rigorous training program to become a home health aide and soon secured a job in that field. Soon after, Carla qualified for the LINC (Living in Communities) subsidy program and moved into permanent housing. Carla and her children spent only six months at Thorpe House!