Single mom staying in shelter can’t find rental accommodation in Phoenix area

Millions of people still struggle to recover from Covid-19 pandemic and some are turning to social media for housing assistance.

One Facebook post seen more often these days is someone desperate for an affordable place to call home.

Phoenix Resident Chloe Porter is no exception.

“I think I’ve reached a point of desperation. I really need some help navigating, getting from place to place, getting no’s,” she said.

After losing her service job during the pandemic, the single mother remains in a shelter and the shelter does not allow residents to have jobs outside.

She saved enough money for rent and first and last month’s deposits with her stimulus and unemployment checks.

What makes its search more difficult is that apartments require proof of employment from potential tenants.

As for her Facebook post, Porter says that despite a few average responses, most were very helpful.

“There were more people trying to help find solutions than there were saying nasty and rude things,” Porter said.

Learn more about housing options from the Arizona Department of Housing

If you would like to help Porter and her family, contact her at [email protected]

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