SMARM recently had a single mother of two come in for rental assistance.  She had been working as a server in a local restaurant until the pandemic caused closure. Her children were also school-age and were home while school as well.  During this time, she was able to secure her “dream job” as a cake decorator at a local grocery store and has full-time employment. There was a lapse of time between jobs causing her the inability to fully pay her her rent. SMARM was able to help her with a portion of her past-due rent so she could keep housing for her and her children.