HIF Strengthens Lease Agreement
AvalonBay and Prometheus help strengthen AHI!
AvalonBay Communities and Prometheus have helped change the lives of two AHI applicants, Lauren and Janelle, as we expand our program reach into Mountainview, San Mateo and Santa Clara. HIF is also garnering the support of Mayor Matichak and the City Council as we work with the city to assist with displaced tenant relocation efforts.
– Keshia and Cardell Harris
Janelle lost her parents at the age of 23 and also divorced in the same year. For the last two years, she has worked two jobs/seven days a week in the nonprofit sector. On a single income with no family or financial support, Janelle was spending over 50% of her income on rent every month.
On 1/31/20, thanks to HIF Board Member Kellie Meier of Prometheus, Janelle moved into a new, affordable apartment at Chesapeake Point in San Mateo.
Lauren, her 6-year-old son Kayden and her mother Saundra moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to flee domestic violence. While in LA, she received news that she had been accepted into a fellowship at Stanford Family Medicine. Saundra is employed as a teacher in Fremont. Thanks to HIF and Prometheus, Lauren and her family moved into their new apartment at Monticello in Santa Clara, reducing their commute by over an hour and saving over $1,200 per month in rent.
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