To whom this may concern:
Hello, my name is Tracy Simon, and I want to start off by truly thanking the person or persons that take the time out to read this message, as this is coming straight from my heart. I’m so appreciative to any and all help that is provided to me.
I live as a single Mother/ Grandmother of my 2 precious grandkids, whom I love and adore very much. My 28 year old daughter and 5 year old granddaughter live with me in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment. I was originally living in my apartment by myself, until both my daughters whom were living in their own apartment together had to leave suddenly due to not being able to afford paying their rent. I didn’t have room for everyone, so my oldest daughter and granddaughter came with me. My other daughter and my grandson went to stay with my Mother. It was tight and not the most comfortable situation for my daughter and granddaughter living with me. They had to result in sleeping in my living room on my sofa, basically turning that area into a bedroom/ play area for my granddaughter. Things were getting cluttered and messy after some time, but we were trying to make the best of the situation. My daughter was working, which was good, and she was helping me with some of the bills at that time. My granddaughter was going to daycare, which was owned and operated by her other Grandmother. That was helpful to my daughter, as she didn’t have to worry about daycare expenses. Everything was going ok for the most part, until she lost her job and wasn’t working, and is still unemployed currently. That put the pressure on me to be put in a position of paying the rent, all the household bills, groceries, supporting my daughter/ granddaughter, and everything else by myself. I was doing the best I could with paying the bills, even starting doing Uber Eats after working my full-time time job everyday. The extra money from doing food deliveries was helpful to an extent, but it wasn’t quite enough. I still got behind in paying rent, getting extentions for the electric bill, my car payment got behind, and I ended up not being able to afford paying my car insurance. I knew I couldn’t let my car insurance lapse, due to needing it current and active to allow me to continue doing Uber Eat deliveries. I began to be stressed, overwhelmed and feeling overly tired from working my full-time job, doing Uber Eats, and just trying to find any side hustles or gigs to make ends meet. During this time was right after Covid hit, and the housing market including the rental market increased significantly. My rent went from paying 1050.00 a month to now paying 1287.00 a month after 1 lease renewal. I’m up for another lease renewal coming this November. I’m trying not to renew a new lease again, as I know the rate will go up another 200.00- 250.00 increase. I’ve applied for the House Choice Voucher Program- Section 8 through the local Housing Authority department and have been waiting since 2019 to receive my housing voucher. This process of being on the waiting list and on hold, has been extremely duling and disappointing. I don’t know why for the life of me, this state funded entity that’s supposed to be there to help those in need, would place people in contempt of eviction and becoming homeless before help is given to those that are seriously struggling to pay their rent. With that being said, I’m in serious need of some financial help. I’m now behind $2,141.39 in paying rent, in which i received a 3-day notice to pay or vacate the remises. That’s including this month October’s rent plus all the late fees that’s been adding up from the past 4 months. I would be so appreciative and highly grateful for $3000.00 to catch me up. This would put me back at a comfortable place of paying the bills on time. Hopefully, my daughter will be gainfully employed soon, and she will be able to get back on her feet to taking care of herself and her daughter. That is my hope and prayer! 🙏🙏 Thank you!!❤️