People's Emergency Center (PEC) is offering a new rental assistance program, and we have already helped several families negotiate with landlords to accept rental assistance.
Here is just one way in which PEC has helped. Shayna (her name has been changed to protect her privacy) loved her job managing activities for seniors in a nursing home. Every day she came home to care for her four-year-old daughter, happy to be able to provide a home for her. When the COVID19 pandemic impacted her nursing home in March, she was laid off.
By August her savings were drained and she struggled to keep a roof over their heads and food on their table. Shayna thought she had found relief when she was hired for a new job in September, but was hit by a car and put on bed rest before her start date. As a result, she fell two months behind on rent and needed assistance, while her start date was rescheduled and her first paycheck was pushed back. PEC worked with Shayna and her landlord, providing the rental assistance that she needed without the landlord incurring court costs. She started her job last week, and was thrilled to be stable once again!
If you or someone you know is struggling to meet their rent payments, please apply here: tinyurl.com/preventionPEC. Detailed criteria can be found here.