Family is saved from being thrown out on the street thanks to community support

Diego Barahona A.
Febrero 17, 2020

It was a miracle from heaven, Jennifer DeLeón says when she describes the way her community helped her family find a place to live, after they were forced to leave the home in Davidson where they had been for 10 years.

Due to various circumstances such as medical expenses, immigration procedure costs, and family emergencies, Jennifer and her family were late several times in paying the rent of their apartment at Oak Hill Apartment Homes. Although each time they got behind in rent, they ended up paying it (plus a fine), and although they no longer owed a penny to the apartment complex, on August 31 their lease was not renewed. The family had to leave the home on November 30, 2019.

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This story was produced by the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative, a partnership of six media companies working together in an effort started by the Solutions Journalism Network and funded by The Knight Foundation.

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