Katie Tucker moved into her own apartment this week, the first real home her 1-year-old baby has ever known.
She had been living with family members and friends for more than a year, but a new Charleston Housing Authority program made a permanent place to live possible, just in time for Christmas.
A series of misfortunes and some personal struggles knocked down Tucker financially, and she and her baby Sydney were having a hard time getting up.
"I needed a place to live to get a job, but I needed a job to get a place to live," she said.
Now Tucker, 42, has the home, and she's confident that she will soon land a job, then make a better life for Sydney.