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Homeless Valley family in need of help

Posted: 3:42 PM, Oct 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-20 20:22:26-04
Ernie and Lori Lynn Noriega

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Families across the Valley are living pay check to pay check. And for one, time is running out before they're living on the streets.

Lori-Lynn Noriega and her husband Ernie, who's a veteran, say after losing their home 10 years ago, they haven't been able to recover.

"Our oldest daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor," Noriega said. "On January 1, (Ernie) got third degree burns on his hand because the pilot light went out on the furnace and within that 24 hour period, he suffered three heart attacks."

The couple, both on disability, say they're now forced to live in a motel with their service animals and adult daughter, the only one who's able to work. But money has run out for the month.

"Tuesday night will be our last night and there's no funds to pay for any more nights," Noriega said. "We have no place to go."

When trying to rent a home, they say they've come across many obstacles.

"That's what they tell us, 'I'm sorry, you don't have any credit'. Well, we don't have good credit. We don't have bad credit. But our score is so low that it doesn't register really," Noriega said.

They say the hope is that someone will take a chance on them and allow them to rent a home at a reasonable price in the Scottsdale area so they can be close to their doctor appointments.

"We don't have the money to pay for anything right now but if they give us a chance and let us make payments to them they'll get whatever money they need for their rent, security deposit," Noriega said. "And I will add them to my prayer list every night."

For a link to the couple's Go Fund Me page, click here.