IHI Residents Share Their Stories
Betty
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Betty
After the loss of her husband, the household's sole wage earner, Betty found herself faced with new financial challenges and she quickly fell behind on rent. Utilizing IHI's Emergency Fund, Resident Services stepped in to help Betty get caught up on her rent payments. In addition, Resident Services helped Betty secure on-going rental assistance through Northwest Pilot Project, a nonprofit that provides services to seniors facing eviction, and IHI's Benefits Specialist helped Betty apply for Social Security Income benefits which will ensure a steady income. Today Betty regularly visits the Resident Services office in her building to say hello and express her gratitude for the staff's support. "I don't know where I would be without Resident Services," she says. "It really took someone to push me along to keep me off the streets. I can't explain how grateful I am."