Timothy J. is a 52-year-old male who came to LIFTT asking for help finding housing because he was homeless. Timothy has diabetes, which, affects the ability of the body to produce or respond to the hormone insulin. Timothy is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated glucose levels in the blood and urine.
People living with diabetes have an increased risk of lower limb amputation, wounds, or ulcers that do not heal, which are the most common cause of amputation among people with this condition. Timothy’s toes were amputated.
LIFTT’s Independent Living Specialist Tonnette Jensen called a local property owner to ask about the availability of any rentals. The landlord said he had a studio apartment vacant that didn’t have too many stairs so Timothy could navigate them. Timothy looked at the apartment and came to the LIFTT office the next day to complete a rental application.
Due to his situation, the proprietor waived the deposit fee. Timothy was able to move in and start fresh in a place he could finally call his own Home, sweet home!