HDC promising assistance
Single mom, two daughters on street
Innis Francis firstname.lastname@example.org
THE Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has intervened to assist Desann York, the 22-year-old woman who ended up on the streets of San Fernando on Monday with her two infant daughters after being asked to leave the home of relatives following a dispute.
HDC managing director Jearlean John asked that York travel into Port of Spain on Tuesday with the documents needed to process her application for State housing.
York was also interviewed by a social welfare worker with the HDC and was informed that assistance would be coming soon.
The Ministry of Social Development and the People also intends to provide help to York, whose plight was highlighted in Tuesday’s edition of the Express after she and the children were forced to leave a dilapidated wooden house in Cocoyea.
She said relatives of the man who fathered her two children, aged one and three, chased her from the home where she had lived for the past six years.
The father of the children went to prison five months ago.
York said on Tuesday night she found temporary lodging at the home of a girlfriend at Carlton Lane, San Fernando.
“I slept on a sofa with my children last night. But I know that I cannot stay here forever.
“I feel better because I see there are people who are willing to help me get a home.
“Is just that I have to wait and see,” York said.
The Express has also received several calls and e-mails from persons who want to help York.
York said she has received support from persons who recognised her from the story.
“I am not ashamed, because I need the help and no one in the past was willing to help.”
Several persons have pledged to help York with clothing and food stuff for the children.