June 17th is my birthday, and I might be homeless by then. I lost my full-time job during the pandemic in July of 2020. I have struggled with severe health issues since then, and only as of February did I get new insurance to help cover those costs. All my stimulus checks and savings… Gone.
My husband has been caretaking to help, and I’ve been a contract PA and a delivery driver through Postmates to try and make ends meat. Well. Postmates drivers don’t exist anymore – They’ve consolidated with Uber and their application process is much harder. I cannot complete it or apply for another company because my wallet was stolen and I cannot show my license. This also means my EBT card for foodstamps was taken, and it’s taking weeks to receive a replacement, and thus precious little funds had to be spent just to eat this month. Unfortunately, my husband’s hours have been cut. He’s gone from 42 hours a week to maybe… 36, then down to 24. All under the table, so there’s no one to complain to.
The photos show my current balance (along with $2000 in debt that I just can’t pay because we’re in survival mode) and also our past due rent with fees. I’ve got… $902 towards $1415 in rent due. I’m more than $500 short and another late fee of $90 will be applied on the 10th.
To make it worse?
Back when I could do deliveries and his hours were okay, my mother bought us plane tickets to go visit her during my birthday. We should have been fine to pay our bills if we kept earning what we were making. I even hoped to save just a little to do some once in a lifetime tourism, because I could never afford a trip like this myself. Well, now I won’t be able to make money for 10 days while I’m gone, and I don’t even have basic bills covered – Let alone any fun activities on my quarter century birthday of 25. The tickets are no refundable and I haven’t seen her in a LONG time. I want to go… But I might be evicted by the time I get back.
I’m spamming market research surveys, I’ve sold everything I can let go of, I’ve been going to food closets to cut costs (but they can’t provide everything)… And I don’t know what I’m going to do. Please. Anything anyone can do helps. Please. Thank you.