DENVER -- A U.S. Army veteran trying to do the right thing by paying his rent in advance is now paying a price for making that decision.
Robert Foreman sheds tears of pride when he talks about serving his country.
“America is the greatest country in the history of the world," he said. "The very idea of what this country stands for is worth any price, any price.”
Over the years, he has fallen on hard times, sometimes being forced to live on the streets.
Foreman was accepted into the Volunteers of America Back Home Program, which he says paid for two months rent.
When he received a small settlement, he decided to use it to pay rent for the the next three months (approximately $2,800) to secure his home.
That decision ended up being the one thing that could put him back out on the streets during the holiday season.
Because Foreman could pay, he had become ineligible for the program, but he now has nothing left.
“I can't be certified because I paid my bill, because I did the right thing," he said.
Foreman, who faces eviction, said he appreciates what the VOA Back Home program has done for him, but now he has no options for keeping a roof over his head.
Foreman said he hopes something will work out, especially before the holidays.
“I don't want to be homeless again. Man I don't want to go through it again," he said.