AVLF is usually a last resort for the tenants who come to us for help. That was true in Ms. Coltrane’s case: her pleading calls to her landlord about the mold infestation in her home had gone unanswered for months.

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Ms. Malone has so much strength. After being held hostage by her child’s father for hours, she came directly to the Safe Families Office to file for legal protection against him. 

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Ms. Green’s elderly mother passed away after living for 20 years in a senior apartment complex. When she came to retrieve her mother’s items, she found them all in a dumpster.

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During the five years that Ms. Vincent lived in her South Atlanta apartment, her property management company changed three times. Each property company swore it did not have her $950 security deposit.

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After undergoing major surgery, Ms. Headly required a cane to walk. Because her apartment was being renovated, her landlord temporarily moved her to another unit. Soon thereafter, Ms. Headly realized her new apartment was completely infested with bedbugs. 

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This wasn’t the first time he’d hit her, but she was always terrified to call the police. Her boyfriend, a retired police officer, always told her no one would believe her. But Ms. Laurens had recently begun fostering her grandchildren and knew she had to get them away from his abuse. 

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