PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A family of five in Pulaski County is asking for the community’s help to find a place to live as they face homelessness.

A few weeks ago, Jasmine and Samantha Prim, as well as their three children — ages seven, 11, and 13 — found out they needed to be out of their Section 8 housing by Friday, Aug. 5 because their landlord had new plans for the property.

“He comes to us with a letter stating that, as soon as possible, we need to vacate the building because he has sold the building,” said Jasmine.

Now, the Prims and their children have nowhere to go.

“Just because we don’t have the money. We have to rent, but we don’t have the deposit money, and then you go and ask for that and then they can’t help you with that. It’s just not right,” Jasmine told WFXR News.

The Prims say they have been holding on to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher for more than 10 years, which is supposed to allow low-income families to get into safe and affordable housing.

Nearly 29,000 Virginians reportedly use Section 8 housing vouchers.

However, actually finding a place that accepts the voucher amid rising rent prices has been tough for the Prims.

“They will not help you get in a hotel room for one night, they won’t help you do anything, so I’m stuck, we stuck, and we don’t know what to do,” Samantha said.

“We’ve reached out to Pulaski’s New River Community Action, Radford’s New River Community Action,” Jasmine added.

However, the Prims say none of the homelessness assistance programs have space to take in a family of five. In addition, all three children are enrolled in Pulaski County Public Schools and are in need of clothes and school supplies.

“I don’t want to send my kids to school and they not have the proper things to have — book bags, clean clothes. How am I going to wash them, do their hair… feed them, make sure that we are living right?” said Samantha.

The pair has been placed on numerous waiting lists for affordable housing in the New River Valley after their landlord gave them a written notice on July 11 that they have to move out by this Friday.

WFXR News reached out to the Pulaski and Radford branches of the New River Community Action, but neither one has responded.

Meanwhile, HUD has agreed to send a written statement in response to the Prim situation and the current affordable housing crisis in Virginia. As of this writing, WFXR News has yet to receive that.