20 Years Ago A Landlord Took The Fateful Decision To Help This Mom-Of-Three Who’d Hit Rock Bottom

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When one young mom found herself on the streets with her children, she couldn’t see a way out of her desperate situation. That was until one landlord took a chance on her. But little did he know the life-changing effect that would have on the woman, her family and many others.

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Twenty years ago, Vanessa Howard had hit rock bottom. Life had dealt her some raw deals. As a result, the young mother of three found herself homeless on the streets of Tampa, Florida. To make matters worse she had just $2 to her name.

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In August 2017 Howard told CBS News that her childhood was far from easy. She described the house she grew up in as “drug infested.” So, when she fell pregnant in her teenage years, she saw an opportunity to get out.

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