Herrman Family

The Herrman family gets ready for dinner while doing homework at their home in Milton, Fl., Thursday, January 16, 2015. From left, Waylon,7, Tiffanny, Hunter,8, Kevin and Bryleigh,4,. (Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today)

The Herrmans were living from paycheck to paycheck when Kevin Herrman broke his foot on a construction job last spring. The injury left the 32-year-old husband and father unable to work and pay the bills, for a couple of months. As a result, the Herrmans and their three children, two boys ages 7 and 8 and a 4-year-old daughter, were evicted from their Milton home.

“We just didn’t have income,” said 28-year-old Tiffany Herrman. “We were trying to play catch up and just had too many bills, then we got an eviction notice.”

That’s when they got help through a program launched by the EscaRosa Coalition on the Home-less called, “One Family, One Home.” They’re now staying in a former Habitat for Humanity home in Milton, rent free, with four bedrooms. “It’s a big blessing,” said Herrman. “Thankfully we got a house. It has helped us tremendously.” Kevin Herrman, also a volunteer firefighter, is working again and the family is saving money.

The One Family One Home program has a one hundred percent success rate for families who have entered this program to move into permanent non-supported housing.