This week our “Case of the Week” comes from our office in Sarasota, FL as told by our Regional Manager, Bob Graham.
A veteran from Lakeland, Polk County applied to us for assistance, referred by the VA. This is our first request from Polk County, which means we have now helped veterans in at least 18 counties in Florida hundreds of times. He asked for prompt rental help. His wife developed a leg infection and is in the hospital following leg amputation. Both he and his wife are on Social Security disability – he can’t work and now she cannot. Her check was garnished for previous overpayment and they cannot meet their overdue rent – facing eviction while she’s hospitalized and they have a 17 year old daughter at home.
Veterans’ Outreach was able to help him with his rent.