Texas Veteran Saved from Eviction by Urgent Action
Every moment counts in times of crisis, especially when a veteran's housing is at stake. This was, unfortunately, a recent situation that Permian Warrior Partnership (PWP) was faced with when a veteran contacted us with few options left while facing potential homelessness.
Cheyenne Richards* is a Navy veteran (’05-’09) who sought PWP’s help in dire straits, burdened by overdue bills and the looming threat of eviction from her residence. With the landlord's ultimatum to settle the rent by Friday, PWP Case Coordinator Breanna Durner knew that time was of the essence. Breanna immediately sprang into action, making calls to anyone she could think of in Cheyenne’s community who could help secure the much-needed assistance. Breanna thought she had a lead with a local church, but they could only provide partial funds with proof that Cheyenne would not be evicted, and the landlord would not accept anything less than the full payment.
Breanna’s commitment to the veteran's welfare never wavered despite this setback. When the veteran attempted to reach out to her local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter, Breanna stepped in and proactively sought the necessary contacts. Through a collaborative endeavor with the DAV, PWP succeeded in securing the funds required to avert the eviction. This is a testament to the power of immediate action, partner collaboration, and determination to ensure that veterans in distress receive the vital support they need to reclaim stability in their lives. PWP will continue to work with Cheyenne to empower her financial self-sufficiency.
*Names have been changed in this story to protect the identity of the individuals.
The Permian Basin is stronger when our veterans are stronger. Connect with PWP to learn more about how you can give back to the Permian veteran community by visiting our website and completing an online form: http://permianwarriorpartnership.org