Living in a house without running water, heat, or electricity, Paul was struggling to make it through each day. His health was failing and he was relying on friends to bring him food.
“I was a slow moving target on the streets. I was attacked several times, I lost many of my teeth and even had my jaw broken. My situation was becoming very desperate.”
Paul was very isolated and did not know where to turn, he was used to fending for himself but his failing health was becoming an issue. He had a friend that told him about some supportive housing units being created, which later became Avalon Housing. Paul was the very first tenant in the first house on West William Street in Ann Arbor.
“After I moved in I thought…I don’t have to be afraid or worry about running out of money or living in sub-standard housing…I can sleep at night.”
Living at Avalon means Paul has a permanent place to call home. His apartment is comfortable, safe, and stable. He was also able to get the medical care he desperately needed so now he can stay healthy and independent.
“My life has been substantially stabilized because of the support I have gotten from Avalon over the years. If it wasn’t for them, I would be in a disastrous situation. I am very grateful to the people that started Avalon Housing.”
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