At the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, we have a lot of homeless clients. Most of the time the homelessness is what I would call “soft” homelessness, that is a person who has no place of their own but who is able to stay with relatives or friends. If I were in that situation, I’d probably think it to be plenty “hard.” We do have plenty of clients whose homelessness is “hard” by any definition. These are folks who are staying in homeless shelters or living “on the streets.” That is an awfully tough life.
Your best bet if you have become homeless or are threatened with homelessness because you are sick is to vigorously pursue a Social Security disability claim. If you’re homeless or nearly homeless, in my book you simply have no other choice.
I also encourage anyone threatened with homelessness to start accepting the reality of their situation and doing everything possible to keep body and soul together. Don’t be embarrassed to accept food stamps. Don’t be embarrassed to ask family members and friends for help. Don’t be afraid of homeless shelters and soup kitchens. You gotta do what you gotta do.
We’re proud to be representing homeless people. We don’t care if your address is the South Wilmington Street shelter in Raleigh. Our job is to keep you from getting this poor or if you already have gotten this poor to get you some income so you can live with more safety, security, comfort and dignity.