At the CRC, we see individuals and families who are facing a crisis regarding their basic needs.
Take Janelle*, for example, who had been sharing a Teton Valley home with her spouse for many years. Her son lived in the Valley with his wife and children as well. Earlier this year both families were facing loss of the homes they were renting.
Their wish was simple: Shelter they could afford.
Janelle reached out to the CRC in search of housing during the bleakest rental market we’ve seen in years. It just so happened that we were aware of a rental that was affordable, yet needed some updating and minor repairs. Janelle and her spouse were willing to work with its cosmetic issues and quickly realized that the space would be large enough to house her son and his family as well.
Our case managers were able to assist the family with the rental application, provide translation services to conduct a zoom meeting with the landlord to discuss lease details, and help with utility set up. Just a couple of weeks later three generations were safely and affordably housed.
We spoke with Janelle recently as part of our recently adopted long-term follow up program. They are still living in the home we helped them obtain, working local jobs, with their grandchildren attending local schools.