Lacheryl Mitchell, 56, lost her home after her longtime partner deceived her into thinking that rent was being paid. She found out the truth when the eviction notice came. While living in her car, she lost her 18-year old daughter to gun violence and spiraled into depression. Moving from shelter to shelter, she was eventually connected to Exodus Recovery, Inc. and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA), which helped her obtain rental assistance. Now, she has her own apartment with a space dedicated to her granddaughter for sleepovers and playdates. “There is hope,” she said.