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Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income

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Need Rent Help after Missing Work and Moving to New Residence

The Details:

I am a single woman in my 20s, working as a freelance writer and doing canvasing work for an organization. My goal is to find an in-house writing position with an arts and humanities publication. I am an enthusiastic and fun-loving person who loves to laugh. I also am always ready to roll up my sleeves and do the work that makes life meaningful and challenging. I recently moved here to Portland upon landing an awesome internship at a performance arts magazine.

As soon as I received the offer, I moved all of my belongings up from southern California with short notice and no savings. I scrambled to find work and a place to live. I took a canvasing job, which was the first available job I could find. This has kept me afloat, but because this job requires me to be outside all day, work was cancelled for a week following an unexpected snowstorm. This occurred just as I was moving into a new place, and required to pay the deposits and move-in fees.

I am asking for Modest Needs' help to pay my rent this month. Due to the deposit costs, as well as the lost week of work and recent costs to move here, I am not sure how I will manage to pay this. I am afraid that if I do not find help soon, I will have nowhere to stay and will lose this excellent internship opportunity.

This funding would give me the peace of mind I need to focus on what really matters: this amazing opportunity I have here to pursue my career. Your assistance will take away the worry I have about whether I will have a place to sleep at night, and will allow me to remain sharp and focused on the work I am doing. I have just started another position with a restaurant, and things are getting on the right track. This funding will bring me current with my bills and give me stable footing. I certainly won't forget this time in my life, or the kind strangers who made a difference by helping me when I couldn't do it alone.

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