Sliding Into Homelessness – Zakkiaya Bowen

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Zakkiaya applies for several types of public housing before she turns 21, but nothing comes through in time. Soon, she’s sleeping on the subway.

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

Three months before my 21st birthday, I applied to NYCHA but they closed my case because I didn’t have a job and I couldn’t pay my share of the rent.

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