Hello, my name is Stacy, I’m a hardworking mom, I have a 7 year old and one on the way and I am desperately trying to avoid eviction.
How it started:
My husband and I have been struggling all our lives, we finally saved up enough money to get out of our bad situation and rent a small apartment for us and our 7 year old. This year we had worked hard to plan out our future and were going to use our income tax to finally get ahead.
The day our tax check went into the bank my husband got in a car accident. Our insurance company immediately put in a claim when we called to be towed and towed it to the garage. It was our only car, so we had to get a rental. At the rental company we found out that our insurance made a mistake and neglected to include rental car insurance- an employee oversight- but refused to pay regardless and we were stuck with the bill.
In the meantime, the garage kept delaying, going back and forth with the insurance company all the while we had to pay out of pocket for the rental car just to get to work. It took month to repair the car and in the end the insurance company refused to pay a portion of the damage, claiming it was preexisting which it wasn’t. Another expense.
In desperation we bought a cheap car and have been driving it around so we wouldn’t have to keep paying for the rental which was $700 a week.
The car situation has finally been resolved but we have nothing left. I was running about two weeks behind on our expenses and in the past, we have been able to pay our rent a little late – with a small late fee- but it was do-able. I was going to do that once again when suddenly yesterday our apartment manager said out of the blue that policy changed, and eviction would go to court on the 18th.
We have desperately tried to gather up enough money by today, selling what we can, picking up small jobs and with our paychecks have managed to get most of the money, but we are $400 short.
Family wont help, we have never asked them for anything and have given when we had, but no one has anything to spare. I hate asking for money and help but I have no choice now, we are going to be evicted for $400.
The rent is due tomorrow before they sock us another $500 to go to court.
We are desperately trying to raise the $400 to cover the rent, if there is any help out there, we could surely use a miracle right now.
I’ve made a paypal link if anyone could help: