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Also if you have a child in school. Talk to the schools about your situation. Many of the elementary schools have special programs to help with clothing, food etc. If you know a teacher who is a member of the national education association, they can request emergency finances for a family. It is a one time help and it's minimal usually it will pay for a motel room for a night or two. All they require is name and age of family members and that you write them a thank you letter and tell them how you do afterwards so they can share the success story with others.
Many Landlords are currently doing illegal evictions. If you receive a housing voucher they cannot evict you for the month of that voucher that they accept. It specifies so right on the vouchers. Many landlords are having financial problems and are looking for ways of making up the money. Attend all eviction hearings. Explain your situation to the judge. Make sure you take all receipts and paperwork. I have been helping one lady whose landlord did an illegal eviction and he got in serious trouble with the judge. That bought her ten days. He then refilled and she knew he would but it ended up with him having to wait another ten days and because she maintained a good repart with him he actually paid for her uhaul and hired men to move her stuff to a storage shed. That won't always happen. Try to stay as postive with landlords as possible because they may help down the road. Sign up for section 8 immediately as there is a long waiting list. Check with realtors on what is available and what you qualify for ask about the stimulous money. There is alot of stimulous money still available you have to know where to find it.
Utility help normal is through Human resources, Community Agencies, County Commisioners or Churches. Same for Gas vouchers for your car , medical assistance and food.
If you can't find work create a job. That's what I had to do. Good Luck everyone take care and be safe.
First check out the eviction and make sure it is legal. Go to the eviction hearings as it will buy you atleast ten to 20 days depending on the situation. Contact the ministerial association in your community. They can tell you which churches help with all of the above. Check out stimulus money and see if you qualify for any of it. There is money for first time buyers. I don't know what the requirements are. If you can't find work start your own. Clean houses or whatever you can do. Make sure you get your name on section 8 housing. There's a long list but you need to start somewhere. Sign up with www.freecharitycars sometimes they help with insurance and a one time payment, if not when your car gets repoed you have a chance to get a donated car. It's a wonderful site and everyone is in the same boat. Go to your local vocational rehabilitation office and see if you qualify as a displaced worker. If you qualify for their program they have various areas of help. You may have a waiting list. What state are you in. Talk to every charity organization in your community, you can get a list from the chamber of commerce. If you belong to a church go to them they may know of a job or housing. If not you might want to join a church for the support and comfort that they will give both you and your daughter. Sometimes you have to find others who are in the same boat and share housing and expenses. If you have a college in your town they post roomates on the bulleting board. Give me more details on your community and I will see what I can think of. Good Luck and God Bless do the eviction hearing though that's important.
Hi everyone! Just checking in to see how everyone is. I pop in everyday so feel free to leave me a message. I will get back to you. I will be glad to help in anyway I can. Hope everyone has a great memorial weekend. We are going to have rain all week. But that's okay cuz I will get things done. Working on my second book. Chapter one is all proofed and done, Working on corrections on Chapter two now. I am taking my time on each chapter so that when it's done I don't have alot of corrections. Well gotta go love ya all hang in there.
You will have to correct your defaulted loan before you can get any financial assistance. It depends on how long ago you defaulted. If it hasn't been very long and you returned to school talk to the lender they might reinstate it as a non-default. Otherwise you will have to talk to them about your options because it will prevent all help. Best case is to talk to lenders, financial college counselors, women's organizations and try for scholarships. Good Luck and God Bless Look into the Stimulus money
Sorry you are feeling neglect. We are all in the same boat. Sometimes you need to reach out and talk to someone. It helps if you talk more about what you are looking for so others know what to say to you. Good Luck and God Bless
I have been fighting with social security for three years. I have had four denials. I taught special education for forty years. Now my health doesn't allow me to work anylonger. My doctor said I had to stop. I have so many conditions it's hard to remember to list them all. When the paper work is sent in they don't even read what the doctor says. This last denial told me to go back into the classroom and teach. I can't. Out of frustration I contacted the governor and the senators of the state. Now my case has been turned over the the senator's office and social security is being investigated to find out what the problem is. I have to provide them with as much information as possible. It is mind boggling. In a recent article from press release the Social Security Administrator was quoted as saying people who have worked till retirement and paid into the system should be able to depend on it to make their life easier. I totally agree with that statement and that is why I pursued it the way I did. I am close to loosing my home with no where to go.
Having had student loans I understand the difficulty paying them back. Contact your institute and talk with them about your difficulties. They may work out a better arrangement with you. Also check with them to see if your job reduces and of the payback. Depending on your degree and your location there are sometimes reductions due to high risk job situations or areas where it is hard to get workers. Ask alot of questions. Good Luck and make sure you pay every month even if it isn't the full amount. That will save your credit and help you in the end.
UPDATE: Before when I was on as janasdreams and jana4 I talked about publishing. I had to change my name because it was affecting my website. I want to update those who were interested in publishing. Since I spoke last about how to self publish I have had two book signings that went very well. I have had a great response to my poetry book and now have two more book signings schedule in Montana at the end of June. It takes a lot of time promoting but since I don't have the finances to hire a marketing consultant I do all of my own contacts and go where I want to go. I learned about picture copyrights. You cannot use any photos of yourself unless you took them. You have to have written permission of the photographer and anyone else in the photo. I had to do some research on this as I want to use a studio photograph of myself in my next book. I knew the studio was no longer open but I was able to get a family member to sign the release (spouse of the photographer). My sister is signing releases for any photos that my father took. So now I am covered on everything that I want to publish in the next book. IF you want to discuss publishing feel free to send me a message. I am currently working on my second book Growing Up In The Rockies. I hope it will be out in September.