Rosie was married to Roy who drove a truck for a living. They were married for 34 years and owned a mobile home in Maryland but when Roy became sick their housing became more than they could afford.
“Roy was always able to take care of us. When he got sick, all we had was his Social Security income and it just wasn’t enough to pay the utilities. We were placed on the Federal Preference List, which at the time meant we were moved to the top of the list for housing options because more than 50% of our income was going to housing costs. My daughter found Lancaster House North and we were accepted.”
Roy passed away just six weeks after they moved in to Lancaster House North.
Rosie is very grateful to have LHN to call home. “Roy always took care of the property upkeep. Here they take care of everything so I don’t have to worry. I’m also happy to be a part of a community.”
Rosie volunteers in the management office and helps out with the community newsletter. There are over 200 residents in LHN and Rosie knows them all. She participates in the Floor Hostess program where residents keep an eye on each other.
“I’m thankful for this place. I feel safe and secure and don’t have to worry about having enough money to pay the rent. If it weren’t for LHN I don’t know where I’d be living. I’d have nowhere else to go. I just wouldn’t be able to afford it.”