This Vietnam Vet Fought For Our Country, We Fought For Him.

Steven R.

Valencia, CA

We were able to keep Steven from being evicted and homeless for the first time in his life, just 2 days after his 63rd birthday.

Thanks to Charisse Mercado and Lisa Lyon at Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, we were connected with Mr. Rogers. He had experienced the illness and death of his mother and multiple surgeries all in the past several months. Steven had been a good resident, paying rent timely and not in violation of his lease over the few years of his tenancy. He has enough in VA benefits going forward to cover his rent. All he needed was a big hand up to keep him from having an eviction on his record for the first time in his life and ending up homeless. In fact, he told us that because he’d been let down so many times, he had pre-paid a week at a local motel and was arranging to have someone help him move his things into a storage space. It goes without saying that having an eviction on his record gave him little chance of renting again. He did his part and got us everything we require and his property manager was finally able to confirm the facts we needed. We were able to step in and keep Steven from being evicted on May 7th, just 2 days after his birthday. We salute you, sir, and thank you for your service to our country. We couldn’t be prouder to be able to move quickly and keep you in your apartment!

As an Army veteran, there were programs out there through organizations that help veterans which I contacted, however, none of them could help me because I didn’t qualify.

Resident Relief Foundation has given me hope that there are people dedicated to help those out there like myself and have the genuineness to actually help. In 2017 I had a series of financial traumas with my mother and myself that I couldn’t overcome.  Consequently, my rent had fallen behind and I couldn’t pay it. I decided to seek help.  As an Army veteran, there were programs out there through organizations that help veterans which I contacted, however, none of them could help me because I didn’t qualify.

I plan to make efforts to see that this foundation be recognized as an institution who have  proved that they are here to help.

Fortunately, I contacted the L.A. Homeless Services Authority who actually couldn’t help me but was able to refer me to RRF and after a week RRF was able to cure my eviction and lifted a tremendous burden off my shoulders.  I was about to be evicted and homeless for the first time in my life. Not only do I thank Ms. Oswald but the entire organization for their efforts.  I plan to make efforts to see that this foundation is recognized as an institution who has proven that they are here to help. I am forever grateful to have been introduced to them.

Thank You once again Resident Relief Foundation!

Steven R.