A GED instructor taught the Right Question Strategy to her class, focusing on how people can be their own advocates. One of her students had recently moved to Philadelphia when her landlord showed up at her door, insisting that she immediately sign a document he presented to her. She hesitated, then remembered her training in her GED class. She asked key questions–about why she had to sign the document so quickly, about the content of the document, about the implications of signing. Her questions saved her, because the document would have required her to vacate her apartment in 30 days so that it could be rented to another tenant. Had she signed the document, the tenant could have been one of many standing in line for a Section 8 certificate, or appealing to an overwhelmed Legal Aid lawyer for help to get back into her apartment. She was able to take action on her own behalf, without disrupting her life or accessing additional social services to put her life back in order.