Couple with children seek help paying rent, bills after wife loses job

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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 7:00 pm

Chris and Kristina have fallen behind on their utility bills and rent. Chris has a job, but his wife lost her job as paralegal when the company she worked for closed.

For the past few months, Kristina has been applying for jobs, but she’s frequently been told that she’s overqualified for the positions. Chris has been trying to keep up with the family’s $1,400 monthly rent and $222 in utilities costs.

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