Shelby was trying hard to make ends meet as a single mother of two children.  Following a legal battle over a landlord repair dispute, she and her children were evicted from their home, and with no place to go, ended up in a shelter.  Due to her past financial and property struggles, she had also acquired a large gas bill of more than $1,300, which was keeping her and her children from accessing permanent housing. Shelby then contacted UESF for assistance.

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