1. The City’s Homebase Program assists individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Angelo and Meyra Valentin experienced the negative impact of the economic slowdown first-hand. As Angelo was assigned less work through his union, his wife Meyra lost her job entirely. Due to the decreased income, the Valentin family fell behind several months in rent, received shut-off notices for their utilities, and faced potential eviction.  The ARRA-funded Homebase Program helped connect Meyra to a new job at JFK Airport. The program is also paying off their remaining utility debt. Angelo and Meyra enjoyed a bright Christmas in 2011 with their daughter Susana and are hopeful about the future.  “Without the Homebase program,” Angelo says, “I don’t know where we would have been.”
Angelo, Meyra and Susana Valentin, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program

    The City’s Homebase Program assists individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Angelo and Meyra Valentin experienced the negative impact of the economic slowdown first-hand. As Angelo was assigned less work through his union, his wife Meyra lost her job entirely. Due to the decreased income, the Valentin family fell behind several months in rent, received shut-off notices for their utilities, and faced potential eviction.  The ARRA-funded Homebase Program helped connect Meyra to a new job at JFK Airport. The program is also paying off their remaining utility debt. Angelo and Meyra enjoyed a bright Christmas in 2011 with their daughter Susana and are hopeful about the future.  “Without the Homebase program,” Angelo says, “I don’t know where we would have been.”

    Angelo, Meyra and Susana Valentin, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program

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