Page 9 - People Inc. Annual Report 2017
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he could have access to heat and air—and used an outdoor grill to prepare food. Unfortunately, he was being charged $50 per month to park in a lot
but had to use most of his income for gas for the vehicle. Marshall remained homeless in the RV for over three years before he was told it was not meant for human habitation due to mold and lack of electricity. He began sleeping under bridges or anywhere he could until he was accepted into People Incorporated’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in Culpeper, with assistance from members of the Foothills Housing Network.
People Incorporated helped Marshall  nd a one bedroom apartment in a senior living community. He was given furniture and household goods through donations to the program. “The  rst night I was here, it was like heaven,” Marshall claimed. Marshall will be provided with rental assistance for a year but will only have to pay 30% of his income towards rent after that. Marshall’s next steps towards self-suf ciency are to get his driver’s license restored and credit in better condition.
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REAL VOICES: PEOPLE MOVE OUT OF POVERTY Families and individuals improve housing situation • Increase  nancial skills
Finding a way home
Early in 2017, Connie Stevens had to leave her home due to family disputes. She did not have a job, food, or a place to go. She was informed of People Incorporated’s Russell County Shelter. Once there, staff began helping her  nd a permanent home, furniture, clothing, and food. Connie was already working with another agency to assist her
in getting her Social Security bene ts but People Incorporated guided Connie through the process. Connie was in the shelter for a few months but she gained con dence, friends, and life skills to better prepare her for the next chapter. During this time, Connie was enrolled in Rapid Re-housing services where she quali ed for rent, utility, and deposit assistance. With staff’s assistance, Connie was able to  nd a home in Lebanon. Connie is now in discussion with the landlord about renting to own the home. Connie stated, “If it wasn’t for People Incorporated, I’d be homeless and living on the streets somewhere. I appreciate all the help.”
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