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Aug. 30th, 2009 | 11:12 am
posted by: karra in advice_source

I am 30 years old, and I am posting this for advice or help about paying seriously past due rent. I wanted to try my local resources before asking for help. I have tried my very best to find outside assistance and assistance from my family, but unfortunately the help is just not there.

Sadly, I have been unable to find help with my situation. Either, I make too much money for one program, or there is no funding available. In the case of the family members I can turn to, they are either in the same boat as me or just will not help for whatever reasons they have.

Posting this is really not something that I am particularly proud to have to do, but I will do it.

Right now, I am in danger of eviction. I am currently a few months past due, and with legal fees that is pushed up to $2001.00. My landlord, bless him, has given me as long as possible to pay before he will process the writ for an eviction, but that end date is coming up fairly fast. It is possible that I will be able to get at least half of that on my own, but they cannot take partial payments.

I have tried every place in the area and *out of area* in the past two weeks and am not finding the help I need.

I think I have two days, at best, before they post an eviction and then a few more after that before they actually evict me.

I am very scared, very alone and I really can't afford to be kicked out of my home. I know this is huge and I am sorry to post this or even to need this but, I have no choice nor any place to turn for the help we need.

Does anyone have any advice at all?

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from: hoodwink
date: Aug. 31st, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)

Hi there,

Are there any family members you could stay with instead? That way you could get back on your feet? Or is that also not an option? You could always give them some rent money while staying with them.

You don't say anything about working. Do you have a job? Maybe a second one would help for a short time til you get things worked out with the legal fees? If you are working, can you get extra hours or over time at all?

My mom was quite poor for a time when I was growing up. Sounds bad but we had to collect cans (we got them from people's recycling bins). You also could sell stuff to a pawn shop, stuff you don't really need or has no value to you, something to try at least.

I'd give up cable TV and internet and only have the basics of what you absolutely need til you get yourself together. I'd strongly suggest you look for a cheaper apartment, as I know that is laughable, what size apartment are you in currently? Could you downgrade for awhile? A studio apartment might be easier to pay for. You also could see who is looking for roommates.

You might want to check out sittercity.com You can make a profile and find short term work there pet sitting or house sitting, as well as child care and house cleaning.

There are communities on LJ about living cheap. I can't say what the names are off the top of my head but you could also post this entry to those communities, do a little search.

I hope this helps!


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from: karra
date: Aug. 31st, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)

I will try those sites. We live in a modular home complex, which is the cheapest in town. Unfortunately, bills from unexpected expenses made us behind in rent.

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