Kristine, a single-mother diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and her young daughter diagnosed with neurofibromatosis faced the looming threat of homelessness when the Davis County Housing Authority took away the family’s Section Eight Housing funding.
Kristine moved to a handicap accessible apartment with her landlord’s approval. The Housing Authority said they did not authorize the move and terminated her housing funds. She tried to appeal for an allowance, but got no where. She came to Utah Legal Services when she was weeks away from going to the homeless shelter. Utah Legal Services was able to get her funding fully reinstated before she was evicted. They were also able to negotiate with the landlord to set aside fines and late fees.
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