1. In August 2009, fourteen-month-old Jeter was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with heart failure.  His health deteriorated rapidly and he was placed on the waiting list for a heart transplant.  Two weeks following the baby’s admission to the hospital, his parents and three-year-old brother were evicted from their apartment.  His father had lost his construction job eight months prior.  When the family fell into arrears, they lost their home where they had lived for more than four years. Thanks to ARRA, the family was temporarily placed in a shelter close to the hospital and received assistance to secure a subsidized apartment.  According to Jeter’s father, “Our housing is stable.  My boys are doing well.  And now that my baby is stronger, I can focus more on finding full-time work. Things are moving in the right direction.  We have much to be thankful for.”
Baby Jeter, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program

    In August 2009, fourteen-month-old Jeter was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with heart failure.  His health deteriorated rapidly and he was placed on the waiting list for a heart transplant.  Two weeks following the baby’s admission to the hospital, his parents and three-year-old brother were evicted from their apartment.  His father had lost his construction job eight months prior.  When the family fell into arrears, they lost their home where they had lived for more than four years. Thanks to ARRA, the family was temporarily placed in a shelter close to the hospital and received assistance to secure a subsidized apartment.  According to Jeter’s father, “Our housing is stable.  My boys are doing well.  And now that my baby is stronger, I can focus more on finding full-time work. Things are moving in the right direction.  We have much to be thankful for.”

    Baby Jeter, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program

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