As a housing locator, I work with many clients every week, ensuring they find safe and affordable housing. I started working with Ms. Snell in October 2013. Her situation was a real challenge due to her poor credit, large family size and low income.
Her application was turned down at least four times from different landlords and property managers. The situation was getting desperate. We had a deadline of January 9, 2014 to complete her housing search since this was the expiration date of her Bridging Affordability Certificate; a subsidy through Northern Virginia Family Services.
After a three month search and assistance, the client finally got approved for a town home. The location, and rental amount fit the client’s budget and she was successfully moved into her new house. She is thrilled to now be in safe and affordable housing.
By: Nabiha Ettayebi, GSH Housing Locator