Kelly Inman - Resident of Ten Fifty B Street Apartments
Kelly Inman’s goal was to raise her daughter in a safe and affordable community. Kelly and her two-year-old daughter, Kristen, had lived in a long term shelter and later in a tiny studio apartment. As her daughter grew older, she realized their apartment was too small and began looking for other options. As a single mother living on disability, her options were limited in San Diego. Kelly applied to every affordable housing wait list she could find and was told the wait was an upward of five years. A year later she received a call that there was an apartment available in downtown San Diego. Kelly was thrilled.
“Ten Fifty B Street Apartments has offered me everything I have ever dreamed of for my daughter,” Kelly said. “The apartments are spacious and clean unlike many places we had lived at in the past”. Kelly says she loves that it feels like a community. “My daughter and I have friends here. Kristen has play dates on the beautiful terraces”.
Kelly and Kristen enjoy the many programs resident services offers. From holiday socials, workshops to afterschool and summer programs, Kelly and Kristen try to participate in everything. “This last summer Kristen attended the free summer program for resident children where she socialized, learned and played. This was an amazing experience for her, and it gave me a little time to get things done around the house,” Kelly said. Ten Fifty B Street is near public transportation and is convenient for Kelly to take her daughter to school. They can hop on the trolley for day trip or walk to Balboa Park to explore. “We have access to almost everything here”.
Kelly feels she has found her long term home that is safe, clean, convenient, and community orientated. “I love how safe it is here…we all look out for each other. We take care of each other”. Kelly emphasized that management and maintenance staff “really care and want to get things done for you…the building is always kept clean and management is really invested in our community”.
Living here has provided Kelly the opportunity to get back on her feet and to begin healing. “I can provide a place to live, food and resources for my daughter and that was my goal”.
Looking to the future Kelly hopes she can work again one day. She is building her confidence and her stability and getting healthier. Having a safe, affordable place to call home has helped Kelly tremendously with her healing.