Aurora is a single mom who found a new life in her two-bedroom apartment home and new hope for her future and that of her sons, one in middle school and the other in high school.
Before moving to Citrus Grove Apartments in March 2014 – and then to Lemon Grove in August 2017 -- Aurora and her sons lived in a single bedroom of an apartment for four months where they were banned by the landlord from using the bathroom and kitchen.
“We had to go out to eat and use the bathroom, no matter what time or the weather,”
“It was very expensive and very inconvenient. We were all very unhappy. I promised my sons that if it was the last thing I did, I would find us a better place to live.”
However, the bedroom wasn’t the worse place they lived. Before that, they lived with a relative in Whittier and along with constant bickering that cast a cloud over their everyday life, the place was infected with roaches and made dangerously unhealthy by flooding and mold that the landlord refused to treat or remove. After three years of misery, they moved.
For Aurora and her sons, life at the Lemon Grove Apartments, has been, as she says, very good.
“I promised my sons I would find a better place for us to live and this is a dream come true.”
Their apartment home is immaculate and tastefully furnished, full of plants and flowers. With their own bedroom, her sons have a quiet place to study and their grades improved, especially with the tutoring help they receive at the apartments' on-site community center.
“Moving here is the best thing that has happened to us,”
“We are very happy.”