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After Janell Ivy lost her job at a daycare center because of the pandemic, she fell behind on her $890 rent.
The single mother feared that she and her four children, all under the age of 7, would be evicted from their apartment in Houston. She packed up her children’s toys and clothes in preparation, though she didn’t know where they’d go.
But after a terrible year, Ivy recently got some good news: She was approved for more than $5,000 from the Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
“I have fully unpacked and it feels marvelous to know my children and I have a roof over our heads,” Ivy, 33, said.
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