JESSICA RINALDI

Starting Over

The Wilson family moved to Texas after losing their jobs and their home in Minnesota. They ended up in a homeless shelter and through assistance with the National Urban League were able to find jobs, the Urban League has been paying for temporary housing in a motel as they work to get back on their feet.

Kayla Miles, 12, (Bottom R) lays awake in the motel room where she and her family are living as her brother, Javonte, 10, (L), sleeps beside her and her two cousins, Dorche Woods, 4, (Top L) and 11-month-old Keziah Bradley, (Top R) sleep above her on the couch in Grand Prairie, Texas June 30, 2009.
  
Annette Wilson (R) watches television with her daughter, Dorche Woods, 4, (L) in the motel room where the family is living in Grand Prairie, Texas June 30, 2009.
  
Frederick Wilson, (R), peels potatoes as his nephew, Javonte Miles, 10, (C) and granddaughter Keziah Bradley, 11 months, (L), play on the couch in the motel room where the family is living in Grand Prairie, Texas July 1, 2009. The Wilson family moved to Texas after losing their jobs and their home in Minnesota. They ended up in a homeless shelter and through assistance with the National Urban League were able to find jobs, the Urban League has been paying for temporary housing in a motel as they work to get back on their feet.
     
  
Javonte Miles, 10, prays over his dinner inside the motel room where he and his family are living in Grand Prairie, Texas July 1, 2009.
  
Frederick and Annette Wilson try to get a last piece of paperwork they need in order to be approved for the low income housing they're trying to move into.
  
Frederick Wilson (R) clasps his hands as he speaks with human resources director of Paramount Multiservices Ervin Powers II (L) at the conclusion of a job interview held in the offices of the Urban League of Greater Dallas in Dallas, Texas June 30, 2009.
     
  
Frederick Wilson lowers himself into a dumpster to compact the trash he threw away at a gas station where he works nightly, taking out the trash and mopping the floors in exchange for ten dollars pay, in Grand Prairie, Texas June 30, 2009.
  
Javonte Miles, 10, is seen through the window of the motel room where his family lives in Grand Prairie, Texas July 1, 2009.
  
Dorche Woods, 4, and her cousins Javonte, 10, and Kayla Miles, 12, watch television inside the motel room where they've been living in Grand Prairie, Texas July 2, 2009.
     
  
(L-R) Wilson family members Javonte Miles, 10, Keziah Bradley, Kayla Miles, 12, and Dorche Woods, 4, eat dinner at a fast food restaurant in Grand Prairie, Texas June 30, 2009.
  
Javonte Miles, 10,  caries his 11-month-old cousin, Keziah Bradley, down the hallway leading to the motel room where he and his family live in Grand Prairie, Texas July 2, 2009.
  
Dorche Woods, 4, peeks her head into the motel room where she and her family are living in Grand Prairie, Texas July 2, 2009.
     
  
Frederick Wilson raises his hands to the window as he thanks God for his new home as the family inspects their new low income apartment in Grand Prairie, Texas July 2, 2009. The Wilson family moved to Texas after losing their jobs and their home in Minnesota. They ended up in a homeless shelter and through assistance with the National Urban League were able to find jobs, the Urban League is paying the rent on their new apartment as they work to get back on their feet.
  
(R-L) Frederick Wilson lifts his granddaughter, Keziah Bradley, up as his niece Kayla Miles, 12, and nephew Javonte Miles, 10, all walk back to their new apartment in Grand Prairie, Texas July 2, 2009. The Wilson family moved to Texas after losing their jobs and their home in Minnesota. They ended up in a homeless shelter and through assistance with the National Urban League were able to find jobs, the Urban League is paying the rent on their new apartment as they work to get back on their feet.