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Family Seeks Government Grant For Better Housing And Rise From Poverty

by Melissa Kearney
(Raleigh, NC, USA)

We are the Kearney family now living in Raleigh, NC and looking for a government grant for better housing.

I moved three years ago away from NYC so my children could have a backyard and a more liberal outdoor lifestyle, instead of being confined to a sidewalk.

I found a job and worked very hard. I recently got married and had twins. They are premature, one of them with Down syndrome.

His name is Andre Jr. He is now six months old, and has already undergone two surgeries. Heart surgery was the toughest for our family.

We are a household of seven: two adults, one 19-year-old teenager, and four children ranging in age from 11 years to six months.

We are in a three-bedroom rental. I no longer work because my children need me, especially the child with the disability.

My husband does landscaping and sometimes only has 20 hours on his schedule.

Rent is hard but we manage to scrape by with our poor credit.

I am requesting a grant for a home for my family, where we could pay a mortgage instead of rent..

My baby Andre Jr. and his siblings could rise out of the poverty we're in and even live the American Dream

We need help in any way the heart can give. Thank you for reading our story.

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Sep 15, 2010
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Housing Grants in North Carolina
by: Katina

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:

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

HUD Housing Assistance
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/states/northcarolina

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

Katina from Accessible.org

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