Meet Eric

After surviving a stroke, Eric is now thriving in his own accessible home thanks to support from The Coordinating Center.

Eric’s Story: After a stroke, Eric spent three years in a nursing facility. Left with limited movement on his left side and memory problems, Eric longed to have his own place and be near his son. While at the nursing facility, he enrolled in the Home and Community-based Options Waiver Program and was assigned a Supports Planner and Housing Coordinator from The Coordinating Center.

When Eric first met Dennise, his Housing Coordinator, he was skeptical. He did not have much money, he was missing essential documents and other housing programs had let him down before. With Dennise’s help, Eric obtained the paperwork he needed.

With the help of Dennise and the 811 Project Rental Assistance Program, Eric moved into his apartment in February 2016. Now Eric has a place of his own and a bedroom for his son. On the weekends, they enjoy doing father-son activities, including going to the playground in the community and taking trips to the nearby shopping center for dinner and movie nights.

Our Impact: Eric’s Housing Coordinator helped him obtain the paperwork needed to rent an apartment and told him about the 811 Project Rental Assistance Program. Eric also received help obtaining necessary items for his new home through the Money Follows the Person (MFP) fund.