Greg Guarjardo is a single father with three young daughters ages 7, 12, and 16. He was already living paycheck to paycheck, but the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted his finances.
Guarjardo was facing eviction since his mobile auto repair business rapidly slowed down with the Stay Home, Work Safe Order that was put in place in Houston. For his business, that meant less cars on the road that he would be called out to fix.
Although evictions were not being filed, he was told that he and his daughters would be locked out of their apartment. He was getting ready to sell everything he owned to pay the rent when someone told him about Northwest Assistance Ministries.
Guajardo came to NAM on a Monday to apply for rental assistance. He came to NAM in despair, but left with hope. To date, NAM has paid 3 months of rent for him and his 3 girls to stay in their apartment.
Now, with the city slowly reopening, he is gradually getting back on his feet again. Guajardo said he is extremely grateful to NAM for being here and helping him. His daughter said that even though this has been a tough time for them, she admires her father for his strength. The family even agrees that this difficult time has brought them closer together as a family.
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