From The Navigator Case Files of Logan Jones
Logan Jones met with Marcy*, a single mother with three kids, who came to see him because she was running behind on her rent. After running through the assessment process, Logan realized she would not be able to handle the amount she paid in rent in the long term.
Together, they worked on an application to Project Self-Sufficiency to handle her long-term needs for housing and transportation. In the short term, Logan also worked with her to reduce her monthly bills. They completed an application for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills, and they paid off Marcy’s remaining utility bills with Energy Outreach Colorado, a program that helps Coloradans afford energy bills.
Logan also referred Marcy to Neighbor to Neighbor, a primary housing resource for Larimer County residents with services from homelessness to homeownership. The group provides stability to all Larimer County residents with its renter program, affordable housing apartments, and homeownership program.
Marcy is now working through Project Self-Sufficiency after Logan provided her a with a letter of recommendation. Project Self-Sufficiency helps low-income single parents achieve economic independence while building and maintaining strong, healthy families. Long term, Marcy is looking at how she can further her education to benefit herself and her children.
*Her name has been changed to protect her privacy.