Jen* had secure housing, but the neighbourhood was violent, and she needed to leave. She had no options other than to sleep rough while she went on a wait-list for safer housing. She moved all her belongings into storage but couldn’t keep paying the fees.
Jen met pro bono lawyers at LawRight’s Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic, located at a homelessness support service and expressed her anxiety that her belongings would be thrown out by the storage company. She was also overwhelmed with other debts and being chased by creditors. LawRight resolved all her debts and negotiated to keep her storage unit so that her she can furnish her new home with furniture she loves.
*This fictional name has been given to protect the client’s identity.