Lita and DuWayne

The Cedars

Lita and DuWayne call their one-bedroom at Cedars Apartments a “safe haven.” After being laid off from his janitorial job of 10 years, the couple lived with family for three years before finding a place they could afford.

Even with affordable rent, their budget is stretched thin. DuWayne works six days a week at a mechanic shop for $7/hour. He’s rarely scheduled for 40 a week – making it challenging to afford bus passes, food and medical bills. At times, Lita has gone without her diabetes medication. Despite these challenges, the couple is grateful for their quality apartment. “This is our space. This is our home,” Lita said proudly.

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