Saw Ler Phar has new Home
I talked with Saw Ler Phar [saw lay paw] the other day and he said they had just moved to a different house. Whereas he had been paying $550 a month plus utilities for the last 4 years he is now living on South Road in High Point. He along with a number of our larger Burmese families, have availed them of public housing. Now Saw Ler Phar will pay a pro-rated amount based on his minimal income (probably $375 a month including utilities). Saw Ler Phar commutes 100 miles each day to Rockingham, NC where he cuts chicken for Purdue.
The exciting thing about seeing our families utilize public housing is that it has been transitional. I have already seen two Burmese families move out of the public houses directly into purchasing their own home in High Point. These arrivals break the mold some have of people living in public housing generation after generation. Instead the public house serves its intended purpose, to help people get on their feet and to launch a new life.