Koman and his wife work low-wage jobs and struggle daily, but they were fortunate to have a (rental) roof over their heads. Until one day, they didn’t. Their landlord decided to sell and they had 30 days to move out. This year, the Koman family has dealt with a car accident which made them go from two vehicles to one and now they were paying to live in a motel with their four daughters. Affordable housing in Charlotte doesn’t exist and their life went from barely stable to scary in one month.
Koman’s liaison met with his family and instantly felt a connection. They saw how hard Koman works and how devastating the situation was for their family. The liaison researched housing options for them and they sat together to fill out numerous housing applications. Koman was denied several times and then good news arrived – the family qualified for a rental home that was perfect. Except, a deposit and first month’s rent was due in two days. Koman and his wife just used most of their savings to pay for the motel and didn’t have access to all the money required in such a short time.
Families Forward Charlotte stepped in to help the family meet this urgent need. Without
this assistance, Koman and his family would still be out of a stable home. They moved
into their new home a week later and are now working towards their next goal; finding
more stable work so they can save for their future and not fall into this situation again.
Their liaison continued working with them for seven more months to help them gain the life-long stability they desired.