Williamsburg's Homeless & Indigent

P.O. Box 366, Lightfoot, VA 23090
Office: 757-561-3255
"Assisting people in re-gaining hope and a better way of life."

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Let me tell you a little story. There once was a husband and wife, both with full time jobs. They rented a little apartment above a store. The couple lived there for 3 years.One day out of the blue the landlord ask them to leave because he wanted to sell the property which was next to a newly built aquarium. The landlord thought he could sell it to the town for parking space, which is limited in this small eastern Long Island town. Well the couple had to start looking for an apartment ,they only had 1 1/2 months. Everything they found was 1600.00 a month which meant they needed 2 months security and 1 months rent up front. Well 4800.00 is a lot to come up with, even with full time jobs. Could you come up with that? Some of you can. This couple could not. The wife stayed with a friend until money could be saved. The husband stayed with his friend for a while so it would not burden one person with the both of them. Meanwhile they each had to pay rent where they were staying.The wife paid 400 a month to rent the bedroom, the husband paid 350.00 a month to stay at his friend's house. Forget a motel which is 139.00 a night.After about 2 months they had to find somewhere else to go. They both moved into the husbands parent's house and stayed there. Without paying rent they were able to save up some money.They saved up 2000.00. That was very hard for them since the wife is an insulin dependent diabetic..Rents in New York were on the rise. The wifes company ask her to relocate to Williamsburg, Va..The husband was not sure if that was the right move. Well the couple took the 2000.00 they had saved and moved..My point is you do not have to be a drug addict or an alcoholic to be homeless..Homelessness means not having your own place.....It is a scary place to be...


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