Hi, this is a really hard. I have never done anything like this before but we need help bad. I was told to be honest on this site with your situation . I hope no one thinks bad because of it but things happen in life we just cant control unfortunately so here it goes.
My husband was in a bit of legal trouble early in September and ended up in jail. I was not able to bail him out for a month and a half. He was a maintenance man on a apartment complex and we lived their as well for almost 16 years. It wasn’t 3 days and i received a letter from his boss i had to move out of the apartment by the end of September. I am 63 years old and on disability. My son that is 33 years old lives in the same building but a different apartment with 4 kids under 11. He was also told he had to move by then as well. not sure why he had to move except he had a discounted rent because my husband worked there.
My son had to move all my stuff and his in a storage unit by himself. we had no one that would help us at all. We pulled our money together and just barely scraped enough together to rent a very small house. Of course this took away from getting my husband out of jail. But he told me use the money that i saved for bail and get the house so the kids are safe and taken care of. When he told me that it made me realize what a great man i married. He always thinks of everyone else no matter what his position is and spent another 3 weeks in jail for doing that.
I stayed with my son till i bonded by husband out but now we have nowhere to live and no friends to stay with. We were never able to save money because of low pay and of course bills now days are unreal. Now we need a place to live and do not have money for a deposit and first and last months rent. We have tried trustees and agency’s all over looking for help with housing and its just not out there without a 3 year waiting list for income to rent housing.
The amount we are asking for is to cover renting a place so we can get our life back together and a roof over our head for the holidays.
My husband and i have been living out of our van and staying at cheap dirty motels when we could get a few bucks together from selling our stuff. Never in my life would i think i would be homeless. I wish this on no one it is the worse feeling in the world having no where to go or know where you might stay and sleep and what your going to eat.
My husband is going to be starting a new job soon and with my disability check of $854 and what he will be making we can afford a place to live again and have the grand kids over. We just need help badly with the deposit and first and last months rent. it will take 3 to 4 months to save that much and we need a place before it gets to cold out.
Thank You for reading this and God bless
Paulette & David