I am hoping that many people read this and decide that my family is worth helping. For the past 20 years I have been a single mom that worked a lot and did everything I could to make sure my children didn’t do without a roof over thirty heads and all the extras that come with being a parent. My children are grown now and have children of their own which I love very much. Nothing like being a grandparent. We still live together because it makes it easier for all of us to be able to survive with the economy the way it is and the prices of rent these days. I’ve been in the home I’ve been renting for 15 years now and the house has needed some major repairs but they never got taken care of. One day my landlord called me and told me he was coming to discuss the issues in the home that needed repairs and he wanted me to do those repairs and he would deduct that off my rent but the day he was due to come talk to me he didn’t show up and I never received a call from him letting me know why or that he needed to reschedule. I tried to reach out to him with the numbers I had for him with no luck and this went on for months, at this point I was getting worried because my landlord always came and picked up the rent, that was the only way to get it paid to him. Two months after I had last spoken to him I found out by my oldest daughter that he had passed away and that’s why I hadn’t heard from him. With this news I proceeded to try and reach his family to try and pay my respects and find out who I needed to pay rent to now and where to send it. I knew his family wouldn’t have time to come pick it up as he used to do, but I could never get the information I needed to reach anyone and no one has offered to try and reach out to me either. So now my rent is falling behind after 15 years of good standing with my previous landlord even though the house needed major repairs in all areas including plumbing and electricity as well. I was talking with one of my neighbors which has been a good friend to me and he told me he had ran into the new owner and they said they were going to come talk to me about everything in a few days and yet again I never heard a thing from them. I tried to reach out to the other neighbors down the road that rented from the same person as I do and they had came and talked with them and allowed them to catch their rent up and stay and when I asked for the number to reach the new owner I was told they couldn’t give that information out. So here I am trying to get my rent up to date and work with the new owner to be able to stay even though the place needed major repairs. It’s all I have known for so long now. Instead of getting a call or a knock on the door I got an eviction notice from her instead through a lawyers office in the mail giving me only 2 weeks to leave the premises which is impossible with how long I’ve been here and in my opinion unfair. I feel I deserved the same offer as the neighbors when they were just as far behind as I was in rent and I’ve been here longer but I didn’t get that offer. Now that I’ve explained some of the issues I’m now gonna talk about where I stand now that I’m trying to get out of this house and running out of the to do just that. On a side note I did request till the following month to get all of my stuff and be out but again I am still waiting on her lawyer to contact me back. Ok now this is where my family stands now with everything. We have been packing and home searching and have been having major issues finding a new rental that we can afford and that will allow our family pets to come with us. On top of that the places we have found have either been to small for all of us or the rent is through the roof and the income we do have coming in the home has been to low to afford those homes. It’s not that we haven’t looked we just don’t have the funds to afford the rent to the homes that actually have the space we need. So as a family we talked about options to prevent this from ever happening to us again and this is what we came up with. What if we tried to buy a home instead, so we started searching homes big enough to accommodate everyone and after long searches we found a home the was big enough and in the location we were trying to stay in. The owner is only asking $165,900 for the home but is willing negotiate if we can get as close to the asking price as possible. So we started with trying to get loans but we’re rejected due to lack of credit or bad credit. We found one company willing to give us a loan but only with a down payment which we do not have due to having to take what money we did have saved back for rent to get storage units and have vehicles moved else where as well as having to get moving vehicles to pack everything in to take to those storage units. It adds up quickly and we didn’t realise this until it was too late. We still have stuff to move and cash has gotten tight now. I’m a proud person and don’t normally ask for help at all and always find solutions but this time I’m out of ideas except for seeking the help we need to secure this home for our family so we never have to go through this again. This home would be left to my kids and then their kids and so on. I feel this could make a huge difference in my families lives because for once in our life we have something that is ours and not someone else’s we will finally have a home to call our own. This would take the stress of rent off my family as well. When we reached out to others we have helped over the years when they were on the verge of loosing everything and they got back on top for help they said they couldn’t help us so that means we are on our own and starting to worry we are going to be without a home period. This scares me due to the grandkids which are below the age of 7 years old right now. I want to secure this home for them and their future, to make sure they keep the stability they have been used to. It breaks my heart knowing that it’s not the adults that will suffer as much as the children involved. I know we can’t do this on our own so I’m seeking help, I’ve let my pride go to try and make this possible for them. Even a penny will make a difference for my family right now. If you can help or want to help I thank you in advance and my family will be forever grateful for your help. We will be forever in your debt. Please think about helping and if you can’t I thank you for taking the time to read this. I haven’t gone in full detail of everything due to how long I knew this was already going to be. Again thank you.