I’m a single mother of 3 wonderful children and we’ve hit a rough patch.
I was making enough money to get by and live comfortably until I was laid off. During the time I was waiting for unemployment, I got behind in rent. Once I DID get unemployment, it wasn’t enough for me to keep up with everything. I started a new job in January, but I’m making a lot less that I used to. I enrolled in college to get an Associate’s Degree in Medical Coding, graduate next year, will become certified and then obtain a career where I’m making more than enough to take care of my children and even myself for once! Until then, I have no extra funds to catch up on rent. My children and I are being evicted next week unless I pay the $3,800 in back rent and court costs incurred from the eviction hearing. My family is not wealthy and no one has room for me and 3 kids. I’ve tried finding a place to go, but I’m continuously turned away due to poor credit history from my divorce and subsequent bankruptcy 6 years ago. Before that, my credit was perfect.
I’m frustrated and depressed not for myself, but for my kids. They’re so upset to have to leave their friends and their school. I am getting a tuition overpayment check next month for about $3,000 and I planned on using that for a security deposit and first month’s rent. I could have used it to pay my back rent, but my landlord isn’t willing to wait. I can’t get a loan because of my credit, either.
Anyone have any ideas? How can I find a place to live if I fail every credit check? I really don’t want my kids to end up on the street. At this point, I’m not worried about myself. I would be content to live in a 1 bedroom apartment and give the kids the bedroom and I sleep on the couch.
I’d give anything to have a place to call home. If anyone has any ideas on what I can do (I already went to the local Rental Assistance program office and was turned away because I don’t make ENOUGH money. Strange, huh? Their reasoning was that even if they pay the back rent, I don’t make enough to afford to continue living here. I started a new businesses and a part-time job online that will give me the ability to make enough extra money a month to get by. The kids’ father is also in a bad situation and has no money to help me.
What other options do I have?
Please help and keep my family in your prayers.
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