b'Jeanette andJohns StoryJeanette grew up in Portland. But when she and her husband John returned to Oregon after a few years in Georgia, the couple discovered big changes. Like many Black Portlanders facing the impacts of gentrification, they discovered they could no longer afford to live in her hometown. In 2018, they became some of the first residents ofCCCs Charlotte B. Rutherford Apartments. But when COVID-19 hit, they needed a little help staying there. We didnt know what we were going to do, says Jeanette.When they learned about CCCs rental assistance program, the couple applied and quickly received funding. It was such a blessing, says Jeanette. Without the worry of falling behind on rent, John was able to fully heal from a heart attack before returning to work, while Jeanette secured a new job. Despite many challenges, Jeanette and John found their footingand they didnt have to do it alone.'