Yuli is a 30-year-old single mother with a seven year old son. After a turbulent childhood and adolescence, she experienced homelessness for nearly a decade.
Jana Rinaldi is a landlord in Santa Cruz County. She shared what it’s like working with Housing Matters as a landlord and why she now prioritizes Housing Matters participants as her tenants. She hopes this perspective will encourage other landlords to consider renting to families and individuals experiencing homelessness.