Most of the apartments in Willa’s complex were abandoned. Rats came to her unit looking for food. Her landlord shrugged and provided rat traps.

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Angel moved into her apartment and noticed a terrible smell right away. The Housing Authority came out to inspect the property multiple times. They suggested that she move.

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When JoAnn came into the Safe Families Office, she was exhausted from trying to co-parent with her child’s father, who often turned to violence when they disagreed about parenting or finances.

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John already had serious health problems which required surgeries and nurse home visits before his issues with his home began. But the nurses refused to keep coming for home visits because of hazardous conditions at his property.

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Adriana is a single mother of two. When a mold infestation devastated her apartment, the landlord just told her to keep spraying bleach on the walls – and eventually just painted over it.

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Melissa fled the California fires and sought haven in Georgia. She used all the money she had to pay a security deposit and first month of rent for a new apartment while she waited for her housing choice vouchers to transfer. But the conditions were unacceptable.

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Sophia had finally had enough. Her boyfriend of ten years was an aggressive alcoholic, and his verbal abuse became too much to bear.

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