Regina and Lawrence knew it was just a matter of time before the eviction notice would come. They'd been able to keep their family afloat with her office work and his construction job, but with three children, money was tight.
Then, Lawrence was laid off. For months, Regina was forced to set aside the rent bills in order to feed their children. While she eventually landed a better paying job that would enable her to cover most of their expenses, the landlord had already started eviction proceedings.
Knowing that the family would be able to pay their future rent, the Coalition's Eviction Prevention program partnered with other agencies to fully cover their arrears and enroll them in food stamps, enabling them to get by until Lawrence is able to find new work.more stories of homeless new yorkers