For the first time in my life, I have never felt more alone and lost. I lost my mother at a time when a girl needs her mother the most. I miss her so much and I have never been the same since. I am 28 years old, severely depressed, and still grieving over her not being here. I have a hard time asking for help, and it’s hard for me to write this now. I lost my job due to covid.. I slowly became broken inside because it was my passion in life. It made me feel like I had a purpose again. I slowly started to feel lost and isolated from the world. It triggered my depression to where I couldn’t get out of bed most days. I lost my drive and I didn’t have anyone to turn to. I feel like a failure and now I have a debt that I can’t pay. I received an eviction notice and I don’t know what to do. I’m just praying for someone out there who can help me. I’m scared of what will happen if I get evicted. I believe I’m a good person and I’m a kind person but I’m lost and have no one else to turn to. If anyone out there reads this and wouldn’t mind helping me out, I will forever be grateful. I promise I will pay it forward someday to someone who is in need. I owe $7,481.35 in debt but anything will help. Thank you and God bless
Breaking a lease is usually grounds for eviction. The landlord or property management is not always going to consider the circumstances. Knowing your rights can help you deal with the process properly. This is useful in cases where you feel that you are being evicted unjustly.
Here are six important tips to protect yourself should you face an eviction.
Know the laws
Become familiar with the laws in your state. Each state has their own version of the Landlord and Tenant Act. This will serve as a guide to understanding the relationship between you and your landlord. It will contain an eviction section to focus on, but be sure to read the entire document. You can get a copy through the Attorney General’s website or by going to a local courthouse.
Pay close attention to the details regarding evictions, especially anything that constitutes an illegal eviction. In general, the landlord has to give a certain amount of notice and you have a window of time to correct the situation. Not allowing or adhering to this is a violation. An illegal eviction is not allowed in most states. If your landlord tries to evict you outside of the process, you can sue them. For example, if they change the locks on you or remove any property.
From the day you move in, you should keep documents and records of all interactions with your landlord. This is beneficial should anything like an eviction come up. Keep every notice or letter they give you. Record the time, date, and nature of any verbal communications too. Always keep cashed checks and receipts as well as maintenance records.
It is also a good idea to take photos of the property when you move in, or once any grievance occurs. Some landlords have been known to claim damage to property and claim it was done by you. The more documentation and evidence you have, the better your case will be against your landlord or eviction. Not all landlords try devious tactics, but it is best to be prepared in the event they do.
Consult with an attorney
It helps to get legal advice during an eviction, even though you do not need representation for the case. Use a private attorney if you can afford one or check with Legal Aid for assistance. Most cities have Legal Aid offices and will be happy to provide consultation services. You get information and advice for a reduced price and sometimes free. Be sure to take all your documents and evidence so they can help you set up your case. Running through the details with them gets you prepared mentally for the case ahead.
Go to the hearing
You need to go to an eviction hearing in court. You cannot be evicted without this and your landlord is responsible for scheduling this. Do not miss this hearing. If you do not show, the judge automatically rules in favor of the landlord. If you go to the hearing, you may have a chance of beating the eviction. You will never know if you decide to pass. When you show up, the landlord also cannot claim damage against you or any other fines.
Make sure you are prepared before you go. Plan to proceed in the same way you discussed with your attorney. Have all documents ready to present and establish your defense before you get there. Dress professionally and arrive early.
Handling an eviction
In some cases, the judge will rule in favor of the landlord. Even if you have all documents and a good defense, you need to be prepared for this outcome. Make arrangements ahead of time to stay somewhere else and plant to rent a storage unit. If you have already found another rental, you do not need to worry about that. BE prepared to leave the property quickly. Every state allows an amount of time for eviction and in some cases it can be as little as 48 hours.
Getting another place
Evictions can be reported to credit bureaus. This can hurt your chances of renting again. Most landlords do not report this but there are other ways credit companies can get this info. There are companies that collect information and sell it to prospective landlords.
Be prepared for your next landlord to know about the eviction. Don’t plan on hiding it. Explain the circumstances to them and be honest. You can present all the same documents you had for the hearing to make your case. It does not do any good to talk bad about the previous landlord, especially if the eviction was your fault. You do not want to appear like a problem tenant. It can take time to find a new rental.
Many will turn you down, but someone will approve of you. You should expect that when you are approved you will have to pay or a higher security deposit. The eviction becomes less relevant as time passes, especially when you begin to make on-time payments.
An eviction can seem disastrous and cause for worry. The important thing to remember is that you are not the only one to go through this. Many renters have been evicted and get through the process just fine. Protect yourself by following the laws and being honest. Be prepared and know your rights and you will have the best chance of beating an eviction. If you do get evicted, know that it is not the end of the world. With time, everything will be right again.
Hello, I am posting this as a last resort. I am a type one diabetic who grew up in a very toxic household with my parents who were constantly putting me down. I was constantly treated as a nuisance and was always told how I ruined their lives and made them miserable. At the age of eighteen after my mother and I had gotten into a huge fight, I had finally had enough and decided I needed to move out on my own. I used all the money I had saved up and rented a one bedroom apartment. I also had to take my cat with me because my parents told me they were going to throw him outside if I left him there. While I am definitely in a better environment and my mental health has improved quite a bit, my financial situation is not the greatest. The day after I moved into my apartment, the factory I was working at shut down permanently due to Covid-19 and I was suddenly out of a job. All the money I had left I had to put towards diabetic supplies, because I absolutely can’t go without having insulin, as well as cat food and ramen noodles. My phone was also shut off in October and the bill has now reached over $1000. The heat and the wifi in my apartment is about to be turned off any day. Almost daily I go out handing out resumes as well as applying to jobs online but I haven’t heard back from any company. Unfortunately, last week I was given a notice saying that if I don’t pay my rent within the next two weeks, I could be facing eviction. I am terrified that I will not have a home for myself and my cat. I don’t have anywhere else to go. I’ve lost communication with all of my old friends and I don’t have any other family members who could take me in or lend me help. I am not able to apply for CRA because I have been locked out of my account and I need to call them, which I can not do because my phone has been shut off. I would never normally ask other people for financial help, but I really am in a truly desperate time. Absolutely anything at all helps, even a dollar.
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I WAS LAID OFF AND DIDN’T QAULIFY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BECAUSE I WAS A 1099 EMPLOYEE. I GOT ANOTHER JOB FINALLY WORKING FROM HOME. I HAD JUST GOTTEN IT 3 WEEKS AGO. I BEGGED MY LANDLORD TO PLEASE GIVE ME TIME TO MAKE UP THE RENT OR AT LEAST GET PAID A COUPLE OF TIMES SO I WOULD HAVE MONEY TO GO SOMEWHERE. AND THAT I WOULD MAKE PAYMENTS FOR ANY PAST DUE RENT AMOUNTS. BUT, WOULDN’T EVEN TALK TO ME. THEN I THOUGHT ALL EVICTIONS WERE PUT ON HOLD BECAUSE OF THE NEW COVID BILL. BUT I WAS WRONG ON 1/7/21 I RECEIVED A 24 HR NOTICE TO LEAVE, AND ANYTHING I LEFT WOULD BECOME THE LANDLORDS. SO MY STUFF IS SITTING ON MY NEIGHBORS CARPORT BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL PERSON THAT SAID THEY WOULD MOVE IT THE 3 MILES TO THE STORAGE UNIT NEVER SHOWED UP. AND I’VE TRIED TO GET OTHER PEOPLE AND PUT FREE ADS ON FB AND CRAIG’S LIST BUT THEY WANT $50-$100 JUST TO MOVE IT, WHICH I DON’T HAVE. IT’S NOT MUCH, BUT IT’S ALL I HAVE AND WILL FIT IN A 5 X5 UNIT WHICH IS ALREADY PAID FOR SINCE THE 8TH. THE NEIGHBOR GOT A CALL FROM THE HOA AND I HAVE 2 DAYS TO MOVE IT OR THEY WILL TAKE IT. I REALLY CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING TO ME. I HAVE WORKED HARD MY WHOLE LIFE. I’M USUALLY THE ONE THAT IS HELPING OTHER PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUT. I HAVE NO ONE TO TURN TO, MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY 3 YRS AGO AND I CAN’T HAVE KIDS. I JUST STARTED OVER 3.5 YEARS AGO WHEN MY RELATIONSHIP ENDED. AND NOW I FIND MYSELF SLEEPING IN THE WOODS. SCARED, COLD, AND TRYING TO NOT GIVE UP. NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS WOULD I HAVE EVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD HAPPEN TO ME. I’M A HARD WORKER AND USUALLY HAVE TWO JOBS. BUT THIS WAS BEYOND MY CONTROL. AND I FINALLY GOT ANOTHER JOB, JUST TO NOT BE ABLE TO DO IT. ALL I NEEDED WAS JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME. I’M THE ONE WHO USE TO GO FIRST THING ON CHRISTMAS MORNING BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE WITH MY GIRLFRIEND AND HER FATHER AND FIND THE HOMELESS AND GIVE THEM COFFEE AND DONUTS AND A BACKPACK FULL OF FOOD AND OTHER THINGS WE HAD COLLECTED FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND FROM WORK. WE EVEN GOT SOME PLACES TO GIVE US GC TO GO IN THEM. NOW I FIND MYSELF ON THE STREETS WITH NO ONE TO TURN TO. MY FRIEND MOVED TO ANOTHER CITY AND SHE IS BARELY MAKING IT NOW ALSO. IF ANYONE IS WILLING TO TAKE A CHANCE ON A HARD WORKER, I PROMISE TO PAY YOU BACK EVERY PENNY YOU CAN HELP ME OUT WITH RIGHT NOW. I DON’T LIKE ASKING PEOPLE FOR ANYTHING. I LIKE TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. BUT, I DON’T SEE ANYWAY OUT OF THIS IF I CAN’T WORK AND HAVE NO WHERE TO LIVE. I DON’T WANT HANDOUTS, I WANT TO REGAIN MY SELF RESPECT AND WORK. BUT, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET OUT OF THIS WITHOUT ASKING SOMEONE ELSE FOR HELP. SO I’M ASKING YOU TO HELP ME TO HELP MYSELF BE ABLE TO WORK AND TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. I APPRECIATE ANYTHING YOU CAN AND ANY GOOD ADVISE. GOD BLESS AND REMEMBER TO PAY IT FORWORD. I HOPE ALL HAVE A BETTER YEAR!
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Hello, I have 4 children and a 6 month old grandson whom I’m raising, I’ve worked all of my life since I was 14 years old I have never been down this low in my life to where I just don’t know what to do next 😞 I work as a medical assistant but when the pandemic hit months ago my hours went from a 80 plus paycheck to a zero dollar paycheck, I then went on unemployment, my rent is $925.00 monthly I have a car not of $311.00 monthly I have car insurance I have a light bill I have a water bill I have diapers I have to buy for the baby I have 4 kids who needs things I myself need things, I did get approve for food stamps for 450 a month but that don’t last long in my house hold I’m stuck every month trying to make ends meet a borrowing from my mom who is on fixed income because she can’t work anymore because of health problems, that saddens me because I’m usually the one helping her month. I’m here because I have ran out of places to seek for help, I was approved for the hope program to help pay 6 months of rent I was so excited and felt I could breathe better but my landlord said they are not taking any help from them once I heard that I lost all hope again, I remember when myself and 4 children had to live with someone for about 3 months because the place I was living at the time was damaged and the person made my kids sleep on the floor I promised them they would never go through that again here we are in the middle of a pandemic and about to be evicted again, my kids don’t know any of thus because I can’t bring myself to tell them I broke the promise I made to them I just need help PLEASE I’m on my knees begging please help me keep my promise I made to my kids, I’m currently trying to find employment elsewhere but haven’t had any luck so far my kids are out of school because schools are shut down please help me catch up on my rent I don’t know where I would go if I’m evicted, my mom is only in a 1 bedroom place and that wouldn’t work I don’t have money for a hotel please help me
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Hi, my name is Christopher Cook. I’m 25, my birthday just passed in October. I consider myself outgoing, easy going and have compassionate. I went to WMU for 3 years and dropped out due to family issues in Detroit all while staying on campus. There came a time I contemplated returning to school for my undergrad but the thought of finishing my degree in Business Management competed with my career of working with teens. A kid from the inner city of Detroit, lower Eastside where only a few of my peers made it passed 18 found the opportunity to speak into young men lives. To this day the “knuckle heads” that didn’t understand why I was so persistent with them check in with me. The conversations are usually like “Mr. Cook I enrolled into school, I didn’t understand what you meant until now.” Some would say its calling. I’ve done that for most of my adult life.I done well for myself and found stability, I’ve been expected to one day become an administrator, could see myself working with Sequel for 30 plus years. I was mentored by several program and group living directors . Having a job in my field was a blessing in the mist of a pandemic. Things were going good almost abruptly my job at Starr Albion Prep ended because a tragic event that happened at a sister company in which a student had died due to a restraint by staff. The restraint was absolutely unjust and due to the upheaval in the media the State of Michigan ended their contract with Sequel which is the parent company.
Its been months and finding a solid job has been difficult. I have made up in my mind that its time to “bet the bag on myself.” There’s no other chance. The economy and the job market has gave me no other choice.
“People perish for the lack of Knowledge” and I refuse.
Ive done my research. Im looked into things I can do now to control how much I can make. I plan to become a Loan Signing Agent and I’m determined to invest into developing passive income.
Im seeking money for rent. Everything I plan to do is stalled because I’m behind and my basic needs are met. Above all my girlfriend of 3 years lives with me and his been crushing it. She’s been picking up shifts left and right to help. I want to be the man she met, she believes in me. Her family expects for me to fall on my face and that she would move back home in Indiana. I rather do all I can do to get things in order, even at the expense of my pride by begging.
Anything you give is much appreciated because I’m not trying to lose housing. (Tried getting government assistance, its 4 months later and I have received a payment.
I can accept payments through paypal:
My name is Irene. First and foremost, I want to thank you for taking the time to read my story.
I am 57 years old ad the mother of five grown children; my youngest is 19. During my 23 years of marriage, I worked a full-time job, as well as a part-job. I filed for divorce in 2003 and raised my children alone and on my own,
I worked my way up from being a reception in a law firm by working late and attending seminars, as well as o the job training, and eventually became a paralegal. I also attending classes on the weekends and after 8 weeks, obtained a certification as a nursing assistance. I was offered a job as a PCA at a hospital. For 6 year I have worked two full-time jobs and could finally support myself all on my own.
This summer, I was involved in a terrible car accident. I sustained severe bruising to my left arm and rotator cuff, injury to my right knee, injuries to my neck and upper back, as well a traumatic brain injury. To make things worse, my neurologist referred me to a neuo-optic specialist due to severe headaches and nausea, and I was told my left eye is not functioning nor is focusing in conjunction with my right eye which is making it hard for me to see correctly. There is hope in fixing this problem and I am praying for the same.
I have been unable to work and have been living on $325.00 per week (short-term disability). I have exhausted all of my 401k monies and I am now finding myself with no monies to pay rent, food, and utilities.
I was to begin school this coming year for a licensed nurse, and have not been told that I will not be able to do so if I cannot pay the $350.00 owed from a class I was unable to complete due to my accident.
At this, point I am facing eviction, as well as possibly having to seek new employment due to the fact that I may physically not be able to work as a PCA due to my injuries.
I often find myself crying at times feeling sorry for myself. I no longer have a car or the funds for a new down payment for a vehicle that runs. I have always very hard and have taken time to help others. Last year, I bought gifts for a family and their children, I also provide an entire turkey dinner. I try to do things because I was in a better place in life after suffering a marriage involving domestic violence, drugs and alcohol.
There are some many people worse off than I am. I believe in paying it forward and I am hoping that there are others out there who believe in it too. Thank you again for taking the time to read my story.
Hi good people of the world! My name is Kamla and I need your help. I lost my job due to covid 19 and since then I have been living off of savings.
i haven’t paid my rent in 3 months but my landlord has been understanding thus far. I understand I can’t stay at the apartment without paying. Last week she told me she couldn’t afford to keep me and that if I don’t start paying something I would have to leave.
I don’t have any where to go or anyone to ask for help.
I don’t even have any food and I eat one meal a day with granola bars in between.
Im also on antibiotics for 5 months, I have 1 month to go again but I can’t afford it. My insurance won’t budge to cover and I need to finish the course.
Before COVID-19 I was living with my abusive boyfriend, he would hit me and verbally abuse me and make me feel worthless so I just left. I thought I would still have my job and make it on my own but that didn’t work out.
I’m so depressed and sad all the time, I have no one to turn to. My parents can’t afford to give me anything. I’m having such a hard time dealing with all of this. I just feel like all the bad things are happening to me all at once and I really can’t deal with it. There are a lot of days when I consider just ending my life because it’s too much pressure.
I am always helping people close to me and now when I need the help no one is around to assist me. I feel all alone in this messed up world. I have no support and no one on my side.
My bank account is now in the negatives, I got a letter stating that if I don’t put any money it they are going to close the account. Everything is just so frustrating and hard to deal with, especially alone.
I realized I don’t have any genuine friends because I asked my best friend to stay by her for a while, until I start back working, she said yes but haven’t been taking my calls since.
Im not asking for handouts, I’m asking for a chance of redemption to prove to everyone that I don’t need them and I can manage on my own. If I could get a job right now I would. I love working. But is hard to get a job right now during this pandemic.
This is very difficult for me to do: beg for money. However, I need to be able to feed my son and family.
Like many during this pandemic, we’ve fallen on difficult times. I was temporarily laid-off and able to survive with the unemployment assistance extra cash they gave for a while. Then I was called back into work and I amd now making less than the base unemployment pay not including the extra $600 because my job isn’t allowing overtime and health insurance takes a huge amount out of my 40 hour paycheck.
What’s worse is that my husband was then laid off and hasn’t been able to get unemployment as of yet. I just applied for temporary assistance but it’s going to take 2-weeks for our interview.
We’re two going on three months behind in rent. We’ve received a 2-week notice from the complex and I don’t know what else to do. We have no where else to go and I can’t have my son and our kittens on the street.
I didn’t get the stimulus payment because my son’s father illegally claimed our child on his tax return. Because of this I had to mail in my return and the IRS is so backed up that I’m still waiting on it to be processed.
While waiting for my return to be processed, I was able to speak with a representative who told me that because they didn’t scan my return into their system in May, I won’t even receive the stimulus payment until next year.
I am absolutely in dire need for help.
I’ve asked everyone I know and am unable to get any financial help.
My husband has an opportunity to start a lucrative 1099 job, however, he needs to obtain general liability and workers comp insurance which has a high downpayment that we obviously don’t have.
I don’t know where else to turn. I have reached out to community support programs and I’m still waiting for a response.
Please help us. Please.
During the pandemic, I have been helping someone that I found through Twitter (was looking for people to help and saw her under a post requesting). In doing so, I have been able to become aware of her circumstance and assist further. She is taking care of 2 young brothers (a toddler and one in elementary school) while their mom is battling some serious mental health struggles.
They have needed help with rent, wifi, lights, and other bills which each have huge importance (especially during this pandemic). I’ve been able to help over the past few months but am just out of money to give now, so have been helping to get the word out for them.
Now, there’s immense pressure with rent as they are $500 short from last month and being harassed by their landlord about being evicted. I know other bills will be coming around by the 16th which have amounted to about $400 in the past. Please, if you can help, it would mean a ton for them.
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Any help goes a long way, thank you and God bless!
Hi everyone. I’ve never done this, not by choice nor necessity. I’m being evicted in 30 days.😢 I’ve been laid off since March due to COVID. My unemployment benefits are a little less than 200$ a week but I have an interview in a week for a full time job. I’m trying to get enough for a security deposit for a new apartment in the mean time so I can start fresh. I will need 1500$. I know after that I will be able to maintain because the job market is opening back up.If anyone is able to donate anything, every thing counts. Thank you for reading and your time if nothing else. ❤️
I am reaching out because I have nowhere else to turn. Kentucky has run out of money for unemployment, agencies with emergency assistance funds are tapped out and now the moratorium has ended and evictions are starting to happen. I am alone in Kentucky since my family is in Florida and also going through their own financial hardships during this global pandemic.
I do not like asking for help. My father raised me to be independent and work hard. After I divorced in 2008, I raised my three children on my own without their father paying me child support. (Gave up on fighting for that) I worked, went to school and while we were not able to save money to take a proper vacation; my children were clothed, fed and had a roof over their heads.
I am not sure how to explain this to relay the information to show my need other than showing data and below is a timeline as to what has happened.
- Aug 2019 – lost my job in Miami and a friend decided to help me out by accepting me into his home and giving me a chance to get back on my feet
- Sept 2019 – i moved to Covington, KY and begin looking for work
- Oct. 2019 – I begin working as an Associates Operations Coordinator and things start looking good
- Feb 2020 – I sign my lease on an Apt so i can finally move into my own place. I have only my bed, laptop, clothes, coffee maker and mug (no car, no TV, no furniture) but slow and steady wins the race.
- March 2020 – it is announced we will be working from home due to Covid-19
- April 1, 2020 – My employer downsized due to Covid- 19 and I was let go.
- April 2, 2020 – June 2020 – I was smart enough to save some money that I continued to pay my rent (until July) and applied for unemployment. I also applied for any assistance I could get a hold of. I have not stopped looking for work and have had several interviews but no offers have been extended yet.
I am still waiting for unemployment benefits (I call daily and the automated services continue to say I am in queue to be called back). If i have calculated this correctly, I should have about $13,000 in unemployment benefits they should pay me. With the additional $600 weekly that puts the total at well over $20,000. Which would allow me to pay my rent and continue living where I am until this pandemic is eradicated.
If you need more information or have any questions please let me know.
Thank you for at least reading my story if nothing else. :)
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This is extremely hard for me to admit that I need help but I do. I have 2 beautiful kids that I raise and who I try to give the world but ever since I got covid and the restaurant I worked at closed down due to covid I haven’t been able to provide for my children or pay my rent and bills. I was so extremely proud of myself because I was able to work as a server and I was supporting them fine with no issues and then covid came and I slowly saw my life change. I am behind on my rent over $5000 and now my landlord is talking about eviction. Im so scared and since my father passed away I never ask my mom for to much help because she is older and needs all of her money to survive. I had to sell my car and I only asked $2000 for it because I felt asking too much for it was the wrong thing to do during the pandemic. So now I am without a car but I always find a way around because God is good to me. I recently got two jobs but I haven’t started yet and my bills and rent are due on the 5th of September 2020. I was so embarrassed to come on here and ask for help but I talked to God and I felt like this was my only hope. Anything will help, and in time if anyone can help I will one day pay back whoever can help my family. I’m not the strongest, or smartest person but I do believe I am a good person and if anyone can see it in there hearts to help my family I would be so blessed and thankful. I will leave my PayPal link below.
Hello Everyone, thank you for taking the time to read my story. I’m going to try to pack this as quickly as I can since frankly this really is a very complicated story.
About 7 years ago, I moved into the house I currently live in from a small 2 bedroom apartment I shared with my son to accommodate 4 of my sisters 5 children due to neglect and abuse. Things were tough, a bigger home meant bigger bills but with my husband working 16 hour days, we managed. Now some 7 years later, the children are all grown including my son, and they have all moved to start their own lives. We have one in the military, one has a degree in biology, one is a chef and the last one has a degree in computer science. Our own son is currently enrolled in community college also studying biology, and if he knew I was doing this he would likely kill me.
I need help. Over the years of living here we made due with the situation. This rental is extremely old. Built in 1901 it has no insulation, the original doors and windows and honestly, it is quite literally collapsing around us. As many issues this house has, our landlady seems to thing ignoring the issues will make things go away. It hasn’t helped in the slightest. After reporting her for several violations, the house failed inspection last November. After the failure, we received a notice from her rent was increasing 100$ on the first of the year. Nothing was repaired. We then decided we needed to find something else. It was in January our military girl messaged us and told us she and her husband who is also in the military we’re going to have a baby. He was at the time stationed overseas and she was in Texas. As thrilled as we were, we knew this wasn’t an ideal situation for her. It was in late February she asked if she could come home as she was being medically discharged and we happily said yes. The first week in March she rode a bus from Texas to NJ and then COVID was in full swing. I don’t need to tell you all what transpired in the first months here in NJ, but it was grim. Her husband was still in overseas in lockdown and it was June before she could finally see a doctor. It was then we got the devastating news that there was a problem with the baby. A cleft lip and Palate that would need surgery to repair. We immediately began to panic. This house is not suitable for a baby least of all a baby with medical conditions. It was then my husband asked his boss to help us finance a home, and he agreed.
In July the baby came, and he was kept in the hospital until he was able to feed. While he was there we frantically searched for a home with no luck. When he was released from the hospital he was confined to his bedroom since it was really the only place that did not have cracked walls where he would get exposed to dust. When the high temperatures came, the heat was so unbearable they had to go and stay with a family member because it was unhealthy for him to be in the room which reached 110+ degrees. Finally, we found a home just in time as we are being threatened with eviction. We were so happy but then we discovered we needed a 16% down payment. There is no way we can afford this with my husbands modified work schedule due to COVID, we already used so much of our savings during March when his restaurant was closed. So this is what I need. Anything will help toward our 25K goal. I know it’s a lot to ask of strangers, but I am desperate to have a safe and healthy home for our little man. Thank you.
Hello…We are fundraising to move from our current residence because our landlord has sold the home that we live in. The family that is in the process of buying the home told us that we must move out so they can move in. We were under the impression that the future buyer would become our new landlord. Sadly, this is not the case.
We have lived in this house for over 2 years and have never missed a rent payment until Covid hit. Before that, we lived next door for 12 years. We thought that the owner would sell us the house for a reasonable price. When the owner put the house on the market, it was priced well above what we can afford. Plus, the banks have told us that because of credit issues, we could not be approved for a mortgage without a co-signer. The next thing I did was to consult with a housing attorney. He told us that NY housing law states that because we’ve been in the home for more than 2 years, that the court would give us 90 days to be out.
We are fundraising to purchase a home or have one built.
In the City of Albany, the local government have been removing older vacant homes. There are various empty lots available to build on. I would use the funds to buy an existing home, or 2 lots to build on and contractors to make it happen. I will ask organizations like Habitat for Humanities for help and use the funds according to their direction.
Our lawyer said we should be prepared to move in 90 days, so we need the funds as soon as possible. I’ve searched the local newspapers, craigslist and the county land bank for an apartment. There is nothing available in our price range. If we don’t receive any financial assistance we may find ourselves homeless. Any financial support would mean the world to us. In exchange I would be willing to volunteer my time as an HVAC professional at any home or business in my community. I will cut grass, shovel snow, paint homes…anything for your support.
This is heartbreaking to write, as I have to openly admit my failings and literally beg for people to help me put things right.
I am about to lose everything and my biggest concern is my children. They may lose their home. I have been told that I must leave the house that I’m renting, which doesn’t sound like a big deal but it really is. I have CCJs against my name and can’t secure a tenancy without paying six months rent upfront or having a guarantor. Unfortunately I don’t really have family to turn to. I’ve lost both my parents and have no other siblings I could ask. As much as I try to sort things out I’m getting no where. Please don’t think I haven’t tried other options – I’ve sold everything I can on eBay, taken on extra work, everything I can think of, but nothing has been enough.
There is no doubt that my money problems were self inflicted, but at the time I got the debt I was young and didn’t really get how big an impact this could all have on my future life. So now I am having to ask for help. My mental health is being seriously affected and I have nearly lost my job this past year because of the complete breakdown I’ve been having. Fortunately I sought help and came clean with my employer and I’m hoping that things will begin to improve, even if it doesn’t feel that way now.
I need money to be able to secure a tenancy near to my current house. My son is about to go in to his final year at high school and I worry that if I am forced to go to a hostel or similar, because I can’t get a property, that it will have a big impact on his life. He needs these exams for his future. I don’t think I will ever forgive myself if my failings cause an adverse effect on his life. My other son should be applying for high school this year. Again if I have to move out of the area he will have to go to a different high school and lose all his friends he’s spent years trying to make. Both of my boys have social and communication difficulties, also known as high functioning autism. They find it very difficult adapting to change and making new friends. The result of having to move and leave people they know could have a serious impact on their wellbeing and mental health.
I realise how bad it is to have to ask for help and I’m sure many will read and think I’m not deserving of help. I’m prepared for that. But if you do think that you could help by making a donation of some sort then I would be forever grateful and humbled by your support.