• August 20, 2019

Faced with High Rents, Cori Gets a Fresh Start

Faced with High Rents, Cori Gets a Fresh Start

Faced with High Rents, Cori Gets a Fresh Start 696 958 admin

Cori Soto (age 53) was homeless for about two years living in secluded
areas of Lake Los Angeles. Her work hours, and consequentially her
income, were reduced to the point where it was impossible to pay rent
and buy food and other necessities. The high rents made it impossible
to find an apartment she could afford even in the Antelope Valley,
where rents are historically lower compared to other areas of L.A.
County.
Cori’s greatest challenge in securing housing was the financial hardship
of insufficient employment/income to purchase basic needs, let alone
pay rent. Staying physically and mentally healthy while living in the
harsh desert environment year-round was difficult, yet Cori did not give
up hope. L.A. County Department of Mental Health and the L.A. County
Development Authority (LACDA) worked with Cori, who showed great
determination in her housing search. Cori has secured permanent
housing and is now enjoying her new place and looking for ways to
improve her life, including looking for employment and/or schooling.

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