School is in session at HVAF’s Carson Apartments!
Every day, in one of HVAF’s Permanent Supportive Housing units, Army veteran Tanisha is homeschooling her three children.
“They’re on a website called Time4Learning. I can go on there, I can monitor everything they’re doing,” Tanisha said. “I can assign their assignments and pretty much from there, they know what to do. They know how to work their computers and everything.”
While Tanisha’s oldest is her biological daughter, her two youngest – one boy and one girl – are adopted. Growing up, Tanisha always knew she wanted to adopt.
“I’ve always had a heart for kids,” Tanisha said. “When I was younger I would think I want kids but I want to adopt as well.”
A few years ago, she adopted her two children from her cousin – so she is happy that they are also in her bloodline.
Tanisha and her three kids have lived at Carson Apartments since last fall. In August 2021, the owner of the house they rented decided to sell the place. She needed to find a home for the four of them quickly.
HVAF had helped Tanisha with utility assistance a few years ago, so she knew she could call for help again. Sure enough, there had been a unit at Carson available. And it was perfect timing, as several others called about the open unit the same day after she called!
HVAF’s Housing Property Manager Will allowed her to visit the place the following weekend, and she knew immediately it would work for her family.
“It’s been great. The neighborhood is very quiet. And everybody is here is friendly,” Tanisha said. “It’s just home.”
Tanisha said it means the world to her that she can have a safe place for her children to eat, sleep, and learn.
“It’s something that they’ve never really had – especially my younger two. It’s the stability as well as them being in a loving, caring home,” Tanisha said. “And they don’t have to worry about being kicked out on the streets.”
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