“It is a beautiful day.
We have our work cut out for us.
We’ve had to fight for our jobs.
But today we are happy.
Today we are alive.
Today is the day I can say goodbye to the world, to my husband and our two beautiful children.”
Theresa, 42, a social worker and mom of two, has been in a nursing home for more than two years after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Her husband, Scott, 52, a software developer, and their three children, two girls and two boys, live in a one-bedroom apartment in the city’s West Village neighborhood.
The kids, ages 5 and 6, have been living in a nearby apartment.
“We don’t have the resources to pay rent, so we’re having to use the social services,” she said.
We’re going to be going back to work.
Scott and Theresa have two young boys, ages 1 and 2.
I think it’s time to start thinking about what life looks like in the next couple of months.
We’re not getting any younger.
I think it is time to go back to my roots.
They have not yet seen their first child, but they expect to have one in the near future.
They’re not sure if they will need to move to New York or if they can continue to stay at home.
My husband and I have two sons, but I don’t think it will be long before I will be able to go home, she said, referring to a plan to move back to the city.
The couple’s children, ages 3 and 4, have grown up in New York City and live with their grandparents, who live in New Jersey.
Theresa has been trying to move out of the apartment, but has been denied because of a lack of affordable housing.
What’s left of her apartment was purchased for $2,000.
It has a pool, an outdoor patio and a pool table.
It is an apartment with two bedrooms and a bath.
A man who lives in the building said he has seen people move into the building and then turn back when he tried to rent an apartment, because of lack of space.
Some tenants, he said, were renting to the homeless, who were often evicted for lack of housing.
The man said tenants were being offered a three-month stay in the apartment or rent the unit out to someone else.
Theodore, 43, is also staying in the house. “
I have to ask myself, is this a place where I want to be or is this not the place I want my children to be?”
Theodore, 43, is also staying in the house.
This is a really good house, he joked.
I’ve never been in an apartment like this.
He and Theresa are not planning to move.
“We have a wonderful house, a great family, and I’m really happy,” he said.
They plan to have three children and to buy a new one.
But for some residents, like Theodore, moving to the suburbs is not an option.
After two years in a mental hospital, Theodore said he was able to move into a one-, two- and three-bedroom unit in a building near the Manhattan Bridge.
He is renting the place to a friend.
There is a pool in the hallway.
It’s not that bad, he laughed.
In the meantime, he is considering moving out to a place he believes will be better, a neighborhood where people will be less likely to evict him.
New York City is not a bad place to live, he says.
It will take me a while before I get used to living here.
One of the reasons I chose New York is because of the people.
It feels like home.
It was nice being here.
We are not a homeless shelter.
As I said, I want a place I can call my own.
When I was in the hospital, I was able be myself and not try to prove to the system I was a better person than they thought.
Living in New Orleans, La., I felt like I had to prove myself to the people in the community that I was good enough to live here.
That is what it feels like to me now.
With her daughters, the two youngest have grown to be girls.
While Theodore and Theresa may not be able see their children for the first time in years, Theresa said they are hoping to have some grandchildren by the time they are 40.
That would be a good start.
I hope that someday they will see that it is not just a house.
It can be a family home.