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In the months after his release, Alejandro was making considerable headway towards greater stability, helped by a full-time job as a valet parking attendant.
Because he was living in his sister’s apartment, he was able to save some money, as he made plans to get his own place and hopefully purchase a car, which would allow him to find
a better job.
Yet, the closer he got to his goals, the more of a financial mess he seemed to be in.
Before he could buy a car, Alejandro had first to recover his license, for which he had to pay various unpaid parking tickets and DMV fees.
To be able to get a car loan one day, he would need a higher credit score. Improving his score, in turn, required paying off the utility and other debts he owed, such as child
support, a bank overdraft and back taxes.
As thesefinancial barriers to achieving his goals kept coming up, Alejandro’s mental health suffered, as did his relationship with his sister, and he found it
increasingly difficult to maintain his sobriety.