When Loretta turned to ABLE for help, she was facing the threat of homelessness. As a senior and a veteran, Loretta struggled to pay for the basic necessities of life. However, Loretta’s burdens were made worse by physical disability and her declining mental health. These obstacles led her to miss the deadline for recertifying her housing voucher. Her rent now more than she could afford, Loretta soon fell behind in her payments and received an eviction notice.
ABLE attorneys coordinated their efforts with community partners to meet Loretta’s needs. With their help, Loretta gained an expedited voucher based on her veteran status, financial assistance to pay her back rent, and a dismissal of her eviction. Her housing now stabilized, Loretta is able to enjoy the physical and mental comfort of remaining in her home.