Good evening, my name is Chika Onyeka and I am 23 years old. I currently stay by myself in my one bedroom apartment. This is my third month living here and it has been quite a bumpy ride. Regardless, I have managed to pay my rent two times right on time. However, in the middle of the month of July, my brother who was at the time staying with me, for the time being while he waited to get his own place, (with his unregistered dog) came to me and told me a story of three girls who were going through hell. One of the girls had even tried to commit suicide. She attempted to swallow a razor and her two friends pulled it out of her throat. He then asked me if I was willing to let these girls reside with us for a week. I was shocked, I didn’t even know these girls, I didn’t know why they were in the situation they were in or what exactly the conditions were. However the suicide story got to me, and I thought of myself and what I would want if I was in the same position. It was a very hard decision but I said yes. When the girls came, the first thing I saw was the dog. I was very angry, because they did not mention the dog at all and I was already breaking my lease with my brothers dog. Still I let them stay, the dogs were put in the balcony and that was the beginning of hell. They fought and fought, they were loud and obnoxious, and they would urinate and poop on the balcony. The worst part was that all that ended up on my neighbors balcony. It completely damaged both balcony and neither one of us could even be outside anymore. This news of course got to the landlord and I was served with two lease violations. I was being charged 110 dollars per dog, and a 10 dollar fee everyday the dogs were still there. I found out days later because my brother hid them from me. I became very worried and angry, I thought that I was helping people and that my good deeds would be rewarded. But it was the opposite, I was breaking the rules to help strangers and family out and that was a huge mistake. I told my brother that they all had to leave, especially the dogs before I got evicted. He took me round in circles saying they were looking for places to go. Eventually, my landlord said I would get charged extra for the damages on both balconies. I told my brother the news and that they had that same day to leave and they did. Not before I made it clear that they have to pay for the damages on the balcony and the dogs. After all of that I would contact him to ask for the money but he ignored my calls and messages till this moment my brother and the three girls have done nothing to pay their parts. I have only one day to come up with the money and I’m out of options, this is my very first apartment and I would have never dreamt such a thing would have happened to me. I am very afraid of being thrown out and being homeless, I’m angry at myself for being so irresponsible and naive and for being taken for granted. I broke the rules, and it can’t be helped, I should have done better. I wish I could go back and do it over, I have learned my lesson. Please help me I don’t know what else to do and I have nowhere else to go for help, you’re my only hope.