• November 8, 2017

Home For The First Time In 20 Years

Home For The First Time In 20 Years

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As far back as many residents in San Pedro can remember, Ed has been sitting at a bus stop and refusing assistance for housing or services. Although Ed did not want to visit the Coordinated Entry System (CES) lead agency, the agency went to him. Peter, a CES housing navigator, met Ed at the bus stop to provide services, including assisting him with obtaining vital documents and transporting him to the doctor to address untreated health issues. Over the next few months, Ed was matched to
a HACoLA voucher. He also applied and was approved for 551 benefits. It was the first time Ed had any kind of income in over 20 years. With Peter’s help, Ed applied for a unit and is scheduled to move in during November. At their last meeting, Ed told the housing navigator that “no one cared about him anymore” and that he was grateful that Peter was there for him now.

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