NORTH PORT, FL, March 31, 2020: When someone moves to an area with the help of family members, and after a year, the family members unexpectedly kick them out right after the birth of a new baby, money is tight. Furthermore, it’s expensive to get into an apartment or rental house. Most landlords expect tenants to pay the first month’s rent, the last month’s rent, and a security deposit equal to one month’s rent. With just one income coming in and medical bills stacking up, it may prove difficult to come up with a few thousand dollars to move the family into a new home.
In one recent case, the Boge family—a husband, wife, two kids, and now a brand-new baby from Haiti—found itself with no choice but to live in a car. The Boges asked members of the community where to find help.
Word started getting out, primarily through social media, that this family with three children needed help. The community began donating clothes, diapers, food, and more. However, the family still needed a place to live. The community raised $1,643, but that wasn’t enough for the Boges to move into a new home.
Boohoff Law stepped in and matched the amount that the community had already raised dollar-for-dollar. Ultimately, the family received a total of $3,286, which, when combined with what the family already had, was enough to secure a new home for the Boges and pay their first month’s rent.
As a result, this family got a fresh start in a community that supported them. The Boges can work and contribute to the community’s growth without having to worry about where the kids will sleep at night, where to shower the next morning, or the other uncertainties and dangers that accompany homelessness.
About Boohoff Law
Boohoff Law doesn’t just help individuals who were injured in accidents. Indeed, Boohoff Law serves the community in many beneficial ways. For example, Boohoff Law offers a scholarship to help deserving students afford college, and holds an annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, during which the firm’s staff gives out 300 turkeys.