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First Person: From Living In Car With 3 Children To A Home

Lola Cheatham is pictured in front of her new apartment, Jan. 11, 2019.
Brooke Ruth
Lola Cheatham is pictured in front of her new apartment, Jan. 11, 2019.

Volunteers fanned out across San Diego County on Friday to count the number of people in the region who are homeless. For the first time in four years, that did not include Lola Cheatham and her family.

Midday Edition first met Cheatham last March when she and her three daughters were living in their van, spending the night in a safe parking lot in Sherman Heights.

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In December, Cheatham, her three daughters and their father moved into an apartment with the help of rapid rehousing funds from the San Diego Housing Commission.

As part of our First Person series, she tells us what the transition has been like.

Lola Cheatham and her family were homeless for four years. In December, that changed. She moved into an apartment with her three daughters and their father with the help of rapid rehousing funds from the San Diego Housing Commission.