I need somewhere to live.
Organized by: Tom Dowell
2 years ago my family and I entered the NYC shelter system, everything was going well, we was waiting for permanent placement into a residence that we could call home. Until 1 day we was notified that my wife and 2 year old son was eligible for a program (section 8), that would pay for their rent. Due to my background section 8 would not allow me to join my family. We could have stayed in the shelter together and received another program that would have allowed me to be with my family, but it could have taking up to a year before we would have gotten placed, so I did what any grown man would've done, I told my wife to go on without me, it hurt because we went through the system together for 2 years. Well now I'm in a men's shelter in lower Manhattan, I've been there for almost a year by myself, I have a part time job @ Chick-fil-A, but they don't pay much, I'm still taking care of my family with the little income I'm receiving. I'm asking for some help to get a place to live, a studio, a room , anything I just wanna be able to be reunited with my family, I love them and I miss them so much. THANK YOU!