My family has went through some crazy things and quite frankly I don’t know how we’ve made it this far.
At the end of 2016 the apartment building we we’re living in sold and the new owner wanted to renovate so all four units got 20 vacate notices. By we I mean me, I’m Steve Fausnaugh, my girlfriend of 10 years(at the time) and out 3 year old son.
I have been a cook for 30 years now so I’ve always lived pay check to pay check. I didn’t have any savings so I couldn’t get another place in 20 days, so we got evicted on Dec.26,2016.
Just like that we were homeless. I had a hard time getting to work because we we’re living in our car. So I eventually got fired for being late to many times.
It just snowballed out of control
We’ve been living in motels every since, because no one would rent to us because of the eviction. I shelled out over $500 in application fees just to be turned down. Now 3 years later I am holding a sign on the sidewalk begging for money. But since pretty much everyone thinks holding a sign and begging is related to drug abuse it’s real hard to just get motel money every day. I spend 6 to 10 hours every day to try to make motel. Unfortunately we didn’t always make it. So occasionally we have to check out with nowhere to go. Probably not the best idea. Our daughter was born Mov.16,2017.
So now there is four of us occasionally sleeping outside, I don’t have time I n the day to look for work when I’m spending all day panhandling. It’s been 3 years since our eviction now so I think we can probably rent a place. But I have to stop panhandling and get a job. In order to do that I need all the help I can get. Trust me, drugs are not an issue. Because of our situation and people that aren’t open-minded c.p.s. has been called 3 times. All 3 cases have been closed. We are good parents it just doesn’t always look that way to outsiders. That is my story and I just hope that some of you will have mercy and help. I’ve always been a pay it forward kind of guy. So when I come back up, I will give back. That I promise. So please help me to stop panhandling. Unfortunately that help comes in the form of$4000 to live for a month and get my stuff together. Then another 3000-4000 for move in cost. We have no family help and resources here are backed up. We have tried everything. So please feel my story and help. Anything is help and appreciated. Thank you from my family.
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