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MUTUAL HOUSING CALIFORNIA
March 28, 2011

I moved in one of the mutual housing complexes five years ago. Its so nice. I have a washer and a dryer that work, a dishwasher, and there is a big place that my kids can play in that is safe. It is beautiful here and we dont get huge rent increases so i can afford to stay. I finally have 3 bed rooms so I can have my own room from my children. Before I lived here I had to live in an apartment in the same part of town but the landlord never fixed anything. My friend told me about the mutual housing, and it is so much better. I can't afford a computer for my kids, so my older kids use the computers in the community building that are there for all the residents.

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They take care of the property. They make it safe by enforcing rules, but they enforce fairly. If someone screws up, they give them chances and talk to them. I know because i couldn't pay rent on time once...i couldn't pay the whole month, and they let me on a payment plan. They have classes that teach how to manage money.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It would be nice if they had a mutual housing property near my job. I have to take two buses to work and back.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

a friend from work told me about it.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I don't have to move because the rent stays low and they take care of any problems with the apartment. Also, my oldest boy, who was having problems in school is a lot better. he likes having the computer room and he has friends that live here that are a good influence on him. My daughter is happy she has her own room, like I am, and this is the first place we lived that she brings her friends to. The people who work here really care about us. and it is the first time i volunteered. I help in the after-school program on my days off from work.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I am a resident and in mutual housing they like it when residents volunteer, so I help in the after school program for the kids.