Hello my name is Jose Reyes. I lie in the Bronx, NY and this is my third year living in a shelter based environment. Growing up i had everything i could ever asked for. I had friends, confidence and al lot to lie for. When i turned 20 thats when things began going downhill. My mother, younger sister and i were forced to move out of our apartment due to an eviction. Ever since that day i have not had ONE single place that i can HONESTLY call a home. for about 6 years Ive been living my life in my suitcase.I stayed on my best friends couch for over 4 years, and before that i had several rooms in NYC that were all temporary. The 2 years i went to school was the only time i really didn’t have to worry so much because luckily my school had dorms on campus. About 3 years ago i was diagnosed with HIV. I got very sick and at the time my depression had already reached its peak . I had no job or the confidence and ambition to go find one. Living in someones living room can be a lot to handle when u never have a private space of your own. So i was told i had HIV. The day after that i went into the HASA organization here in NYC . They provided me with cash assistance monthly allowance of 350$ and 169 in Food stamp benefits. They also gave me a room in a shelter. Since then i have lied in 7 different shelters. I am asking for help because i recently met an amazing realtor who is helping me find a place that accepts The Housing Vouchers given by HASA. I have three applications in already for three apartments and according to my realtor two of the three are looking very promising. I am asking for this financial assistance to help with moving expenses and also for purchasing furniture and necessary appliances and also for help with my rent as i am 29 years old about to be a 30 year old man and this is literally my first time ever having a place of my room and paying rent to a landlord instead of a tenant or friend.Please consider my story, sadly, its all true.