Tuesday Tale: Standing Ground

Tuesday Tale: Standing Ground

Have you ever fought a losing battle? That was the case with “Rhonda,” a disabled women desperate for someone to help her fight her landlord. That’s when a SC Bar Foundation grantee stepped in.

Depressed young girl sitting in the abandoned building

When it came to protecting herself, “Rhonda” was ready to stand her ground. She wasn’t going to feel threatened in her own home. After her neighbor assaulted her, Rhonda called the police for help, but she didn’t realize that call would label her an “undesirable tenant” and cause eviction.

Soon Rhonda found herself fighting her landlord, but she was losing the battle quickly. South Carolina Legal Services stepped in and filed an appeal in Circuit Court. They were able to reach an agreement where Rhonda could stay in her apartment until she was able to relocate to a safer property with her federal housing subsidy intact.

You can help pave the way for the next grantee success story by making a gift to the Bar Foundation.

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