Roberta became homeless a few months ago when the landlord raised the rent on the room she was renting in Brooklyn. Working full-time as an assistant manager at a retail store, Roberta spent over half of her income on housing and could not afford the rent hike. She moved into a shelter in the Bronx, adding two hours to her morning commute and causing her to arrive late to work. Shelter rules would not allow Roberta to work the late shift, and she was in danger of losing her job if she arrived late again. Desperate, Roberta turned to Coalition for help.
Our Rental Assistance staff knew Roberta was an ideal candidate for the program. The Coalition provided Roberta enough assistance to move out of the shelter into a modest Brooklyn studio apartment and keep her job.
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