I am here because I don’t know where else to turn. I got behind on my rent due to some health issues. I was unable to pay my rent and my landlord doesn’t accept partial payments. I tried to set enough money aside so I could pay the full amount but I kept falling short of what I needed and getting further behind. When I was two months behind, my landlord filed for eviction. On June 1st, I went to the eviction hearing and I was given ten days to decide if I would appeal, pay and stay, or move out. If I vacated the premises, then no back rent was required. If I decided to appeal, I was told illness is not an acceptable defense for not paying rent. If I decided to pay and stay, then I needed to give the full amount due (both the past due and the current due) to the landlord before I was locked out by the sheriff’s department.
I stopped paying my other bills and cut down on things like food expenses to try to hold aside as much money as I could toward the rent. When I still fell short, I tried to get a personal loan to make up the difference between what I had and what I needed. I couldn’t get a loan because my credit was not good and I still wasn’t able to get caught up. So I packed up some of my stuff that I didn’t want to lose but didn’t think I would need right away and I put it into storage. I then began putting in rental applications hoping to find another rental before I was put out on the street. None of the rental applications were approved because of the same bad credit that kept me from getting a loan to pay the back rent. My landlord says if I pay the back rent and current rent I can stay here, but I still don’t have enough money to pay it. I currently have nowhere else to go if I get locked out.
It is now July 6th and I am still in the apartment but I don’t know when a sheriff might come to lock me out. It is a very stressful situation for me because I do not want to be on the streets and I am very much aware that I am running out of time here. I am working with my doctor to address my health issues. I am working with a credit counseling agency to address my poor credit. $3000.00 would pay my back rent and catch up on my utilities but any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
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