‘I can’t believe they’ve let me go’: A new mother’s harrowing experience in a new home
A new home for a single mother of two has opened in California, but her experience has been traumatic and left her with some serious questions about where to go next.
Amber Lauren had her hopes raised when she signed a home-buying agreement with the builder to move into her new home in San Francisco.
But the plan fell through, and after the builder sent her a letter saying it was closing the deal, Lauren was devastated.
“I thought, ‘Why didn’t they tell me that?'” she told Fox News.
“It was like a slap in the face.”
Lauren said she has been left in limbo because she doesn’t have a place to go or a place she can call her own, leaving her without much hope for her future.
“There is no way that I’m going to be able to live in my house,” she said.
Lauren’s situation is not uncommon.
In 2017, an analysis of housing data by The New York Times found that one in six Americans is homeless.
The median age of a homeless person is 37, according to a 2016 report by the nonprofit group The Homeless Alliance.
That number jumps to 41 for the first time in the U.S. in 2020, when the census counted the first-time homeless person in the nation at more than 16 million.
The most common type of homelessness in America is in urban areas, according the report, with more than one in three living in rural areas.
While homelessness is a major issue in California and across the country, the vast majority of homeless people are not housed, said Nancy L. Gullick, director of research for the U-Haul Coalition, which advocates for the homeless.
In California, the average homeless person’s average stay is seven days, according a report released in September by the UHaul coalition.
In cities, that average is more than two weeks.
Lauren has a full-time job, and her husband, Gary, a computer programmer, works from home.
“It’s hard to find a job for someone that has so much stuff, like a car and a house and a job,” she told the news outlet.
The new home, called The Wood Platform, is the second home for Lauren after moving into a two-bedroom home in Woodland Hills, California, in January 2018.
She told Fox, “It’s a lot of work.
It’s not easy, but it’s really nice.
It has a lot to offer.”
The Wood Platform home has been open for three weeks and is ready to welcome a family, and Lauren hopes to move in in January 2019.
Laurenta and Gary are not the only ones who have struggled with the move.
In December, a report by housing advocacy group HousingWorks found that the average time between eviction and being approved for a new residence in the state of California is nearly a month.
A homeless person with a criminal history is five times more likely to be denied a place than a person with no history of homelessness.
When asked how she feels about the new home’s future, Laurents mother, Nancy, said, “I can tell you that this place is really great.”
The report, which found that just 1 percent of California homeless residents are housed, is not the end of the story.
Homelessness remains an issue for millions of Americans, with many facing hardships like losing a job, getting a disability or losing their homes, according on the advocacy group National Advocates for Housing.
One of the best ways to improve the lives of the most vulnerable Americans is to support them and make sure they have access to the right resources, Gullicks report says.
This story is developing.