Starting a new job meant a two-week pay gap that threatened the apartment he loved and where he was raising his kids.
“You know how you feel when you’re on the right path but you step on a stone that’s wobbly? I’ve never had this happen to me before.” That’s what Oscar told us.
He explained that he had started a new job and lost some housing credits he had and he wasn’t going to receive his first check for two weeks. He told me how much he loved his apartment, and that he felt that it was such a perfect and safe place for his kids.
“Even if I don’t get a grant, can I participate in the financial education program?”
We were able to catch him up so he could go on providing a roof over his family’s heads. He wrote on this application “Even if I don’t get a grant, can I participate in the financial education program?” which was music to our ears.
We provide a hand UP, not a handout, and hope that Oscar takes the necessary steps to improve his financial knowledge. We’re pulling for him!