Tuesday, February 28, 2017

HHD helped a deaf student negotiate for an apartment

Recently a deaf student came to HHD asking for help in renting an apartment.  Two hearing social workers, a hard of hearing lady, and a friend of HHD worked with the deaf student who needed to find a place to live. We worked for 2 months trying to find a place that fit the deaf student's needs.  

HHD organized a meeting with a prospective landlord. HHD helped the student negotiate with the landlord for the amount of monthly rental payments and rules the student would need to follow as a renter. 

The meeting went well and ended with an agreement! This deaf student will move in and rent a room in the landlord's home starting in March 2017. It's exciting to be a part of helping the deaf!