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Diabetes Disabled Woman Seeks Housing Grant Money To Repair Apartment

by Denise Williuams
(Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Hello, my name is Denise. Sixteen years ago I was hit with diabetes and crippling arthritis.

With the assistance of a cane I tried to keep working. Shortly after that I was permanently laid off my job.

I had a mortgage and I eventually lost my home through a foreclosure scam. Two months after losing my job, my home I lost my father and a brother.

Having no place to call my own I put the few belonging I had into storage. They stayed in storage for five years and upon getting them out I discovered that many of my belongings were missing.

I've tried to recoup the things I've lost with no success. I am desperately in need of a mobile chair and a mini van with a lift that I can go out and once again regain my independence.

I got involved with a medical doctor who refused to give me a prescription to obtain this chair. So as of this day I am limited as to where I can go.

I would like to fix up the apartment that I am in but I am financially unable to do so. I desperately need a new mattress and a bed.

I am not writing this story to get sympathy, but I'd like to know is there help for someone like myself out there.

I am 56 years old and I would still like to do things with my life. I don't want my life to be over yet. I'm just trying to get a little extra financial help.

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Housing Repair & Modification Help in Michigan
by: Katina from Accessible.org

Congratulations on making the effort to submit your story to Accessible.org.

With the publication of your story, you are now well on your way to:

1. Getting your story known to a wide audience that could help you.

2. Getting your story polished up and presentable so you can submit it elsewhere, including the White House.

As a disabled person myself, I can sympathize with your situation and I definitely understand your need for help.

I've done a bit of research and found these resources for you:

HUD Housing Program Michigan
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/states/michigan

NRCSHHM
National Resource Center on
Supportive Housing and Home Modification
http://www.usc.edu/dept/gero/nrcshhm/directory/

Please let us know if the resources have helped you in any way.

Katina from Accessible.org

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