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By Jose A. Alvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Housing program saves family from ending up on streets


Last updated 6/30/2018 at 5:17pm

Housing specialist Patricia Gonzalez, left, and Housing Program analyst Megan O'Dowd, right, helped April find a permanent place to live.

She survived them all. Violence. Cancer. Homelessness.

April found freedom after finally leaving her abusive and drug-addicted partner.

The 46-year-old is cancer free after going through rigorous chemotherapy sessions and multiple surgeries.

And thanks to the San Diego County's rental assistance program, April and her three children now have a permanent place to live.

April, who was born in Atlanta but raised in San Diego, knew she was not in a healthy relationship. Her partner who was addicted to meth used to beat and punch her.

She was fighting her own demons. She started drinking heavil...

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