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On the Edge of Homelessness

Brenda is 58-years-old and single. She worked part-time until an injury led to shoulder surgery. While recovering, she fell and is now in a rehab facility with additional back problems. Already $40,000 in debt, Brenda cannot afford to pay her rent. Though she currently receives SSD income and will apply for SNAP should she be unable to return to work, this will not be enough to cover her expenses, including a 13-year-old car. FHBS paid her rent of $810 for December. Her financial problems are not solved, but we saved her home for another month and gave her time to work on a long-term plan. For some, that is a moment to exhale.

Written by Judy Richards