My name is Aziza and I am a single mother of one living in the dc metro area. I was unemployed for a year and ended up homeless with my son and bouncing around from friend house to friend house. Eventually got any job that I could get and around the same time I was approved for an apartment. I make $15/hr which isn’t enough to afford any apartment where my son attends school or near my job but I was tired of having no place to go so to get approved for an apartment is a blessing. My credit is bad from being unemployed so long they charged me 3 months rent to get the apartment. I did not have the months rent. So I took the money I did have which was one paycheck from my new job and borrowed $2270. 00 to get the apartment. The problem is I do not have money left over to feed my son, nor to pay for my transportation to work for the next month or to buy plates or a box for my son. Nor do I make enough to pay back the money I borrowed to get the place.. after calculating my 15/hr budget after I pay rent I only have enough left over to transport to work and feed my son poorly. No money left over for paying others back or even getting the basics I need for the apartment for that matter. Please help me to afford food, pay my bills, transportation for the month and repay the $2270 I now owe. So I can focus the little bit of money I will get next month on living even if it is poorly. To keep this new roof over me and my son’s head would be a blessing for us.