My name is Kristin Mercy and I’m in serious debt. I am suffering from multiple medical issues, none of which prevented me from working. But last October, I began suffering from chronic fatigue that leaves me exhausted after only a few hours. It’s making it hard for me to work, and I do freelance transcription work to begin with and this has made things very difficult for me.
I exhausted all the savings I had, and in June, I could no longer pay my rent. My rent is $1100 a month and now my landlord is trying to evict me. Although I completely understand that he is doing this, I have nowhere to turn to get help. I’ve tried getting help from social services, but they turned me down. I have friends who have helped pay my utility bills, so I’m not in danger of my power being turned off, or my phone, but I’m running low on food as well.
In trying to prevent eviction, I told my landlord, I would try to be out by the end of August, 2019, but that is impossible since I can’t find a place to live I can afford that is cheaper than where I am now. He sent me a letter for demand of payment of past due rent in July, and at that point, I owed him #2200 plus $200 in late fees. I now owe him an additional month’s rent. He’s expecting me to be moved out in two weeks from today, 8/31/2019, unless I can come up with the $3300 I owe him.
I’ve looked for cheaper places to live, and cannot find any where I live, and I don’t have the money to move anyway, so I feel incredibly stuck. I’ve applied for other jobs, but haven’t gotten them. I’m incredibly scared and frustrated. I have two pet cats that I love dearly, and I’ve gotten help for their needs also, but I’m worried about losing them, as I have very few friends and a small family who can’t take them in.
I’m currently going through testing to find the cause of my chronic fatigue, but so far, my doctors haven’t been able to tell me why I get exhausted so quickly. Because of my financial worries, I haven’t been sleeping, which is adding to my fatigue. I’ve been very depressed since my mom passed away in 2013, and my cats are all I have for companionship because I don’t drive and I am home bound. I’m actually more concerned about losing my cats than my home at this point. Losing them terrifies me, they’re all I have.
I know there are far more people who are deserving of help than me, but if anyone could help me, even a little bit, because I am trying to work still, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for reading. Hopefully, you can help!
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