Lakenya Lomax, 45
William and I assembled when we were working as caregivers in a retirement home about 20 years ago. I was living with my sister and he started announcing and asking for me. I was always out because I’d moved to a place at Burger King and was singing in a choir, but one day out of the blue he asked my sister if I was single. Our first time was the plaza and a movie. Subsequentlies I matched his two boys from his previous marriage.
It became my first serious rapport. A few months later my brother-in-law asked me to leave and I moved in with William. It was fun. We were in our own plaza and had his boys with us. I would watch him play his video games, sometimes I’d play too. He was cherishing and cared about me. After two years we got married. We couldn’t afford a wedding dress so I wore plain robes.
While we were living together, William didn’t like the effort he did, so he quit. I was still at Burger King. When a brand-new management company took over our structure, they conjured the rent to route more than we could render and we got evicted.
We became homeless on Valentine’s Day 2014. It’s the first time I’ve been homeless. I is likely to be go into a shelter but most don’t take pairs without children and I don’t want us to get divided up. We’re in a clique on the edge of Seattle. I haven’t really looked for study as I don’t have the bus fare to go into the city.
William Lomax, 53
When I first assembled Lili, I realised she knows how pretty much get on with anybody. She’s definitely not shy. It took us a while to get married because neither of us could yield the licence. But we eventually succeeded it.
As a child, my mother and I moved cities a lot and at times were homeless, but this is the longest I’ve been homeless for. The rental prices in Seattle are ridiculous.
Like every duo, Lili and I have our ups and downs. Whenever we get into an statement, I walk away until I cool down. Sometimes I tread a pretty long time. But the most important thing is we ever apologise to each other.
She wants to get out of this camp and into an suite and I’ve pretty much been working on it. I go online to hear what rentals are available and while I’m there I look for toil. But she tells me I shouldn’t work because I’m not young anymore and I have a bad soul. She tells me is striving to get on social security systems but I’m tenacious and I’ve never make beings handwriting me thoughts on a silver-tongued dish. I’ve been a school janitor, a commissary on an us air force base, I did some prep cook.
I never should be considered giving up. If there’s a residence out there for us, trust me, I’ll find it. If there’s a enterprise, I know I’ll get that as well.
Lakenya and William are still living at Camp Second Chance.