To whoever wishes to help in any amount of way:
My wife and I have each never had bad rental history, both before and after we met. The past few years together we have never missed payment on rent or on our other bills. But it seems ever since her losing a job due to Covid we have had quite the rocky road. I left a toxic job a while back and took up being a Doordash driver for the time being. She later accompanied me after losing her job and is now employed by Doordash too, but we share the same car.
The worst of it is that she lives over 5 hours away from her mother who is ill, and I feel it my duty to find any way possible to shorten the distance between my father and her mother while finding our own town close between both families. We also really need that change. My wife has PTSD on top of all of this and she’s really triggered by this town we live in. I can’t say I love it much myself. For those reasons it’s been very hard to want to get settled in a different job aside from Doordash. We make decent money with Doordash too, and it is a job we can at least mover further away with. The plan is to find a new more official job for each of us at that time.
Life is not very easy as we all know, yet my wife and I still feel somewhat responsible for not being able to fix our situation alone. We’re still working hard at it nonetheless. But we just missed our first rent and car payment and it’s making it that much harder to save to move by the time the lease is up in 4 months. We really cannot do another lease at the price that it’s climbing at here. Nor can I keep her from being close to her mother who she and her mom both need. It’s becoming more complicated all around. We got our eviction notice and are doing what we can to communicate with the leasing office.
What we truly need is to not resort to living in our car which runs great but has no AC which would really suck this summer while not having showers and trying to work Doordash. The eviction would affect us with finding a new place closer to her mom. I do not want that on our record. And, last but not least, we have 2 cats that we both love. They are therapeutic for her, and that’s important to me despite my cat allergies.
It said to make this at least 400 words, and at the risk of still sounding too wordy we’re just looking for any amount of assisance. We really need to find a cheaper place in a new town closer between both families, and pay off our debt that is now accumulating. This will give us a fresh start while helping us learn and grow from it. If able, we would like to even pay what we owe and break the lease to move sooner since it’s getting too expensive. Breaking a lease is $2,000. But we currently owe $1,300 already for late rent, and coming up it will be nearly $700 we owe for paying 2 months of our car payments. Our car is most important for working our delivery job and trying to move. It would be devastating to be evicted along with having a car repoed. We just want to move forward.
I would like to thank anyone ahead of time, because you need to know just how much of an impact this will have on us. It will really change our lives for much better. Even if it’s just something to help us eat. Special thanks from our cats too!