Paid 07/27/2018
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThank you so much for the help with rent. My landlord has been so great trying to work with me, but this will allow me to be fully caught up with him and will take some of the debt that had accumulated off my back and give me enough breathing room to get rid of the rest in a timely fashion. When I got the email, I genuinely sat down and cried. This has genuinely, for various reasons, been the worst year of my life, but thanks to you thinks are looking great going forward. I even look forward to soon beginning to help others again. Thank you!!!

I am a Single Woman Caring For My Special Needs Nephew. Please Help Us With Rent.

My Story:

I am a 35 year old single woman with no children but I helped raise my nephews and took care of my ill mother until she passed in May of last year. I worked as a police and fire dispatcher until a repetitive stress injury sidelined me, and eventually required me to resign. I am now employed at a local hospital, half in environmental services and half in registration. My nephew whom I support has a debilitating learning disability and will never be able to fully support himself and cannot drive, though he does not qualify for disability. He does some part time work.

I was injured due to old faulty equipment with my position as a police and fire dispatcher. I was awarded workers compensation while I healed. Fortunately I was recently allowed to return to work, but there was a gap between where the workers compensation ended and when I started work again. I was able to survive one month due to my tax refund, but I am behind one month in rent. The landlord is rightfully demanding payment as he is struggling himself with a wife who is sick. He is now warning that if we do not get up to date with our rent, he will be forced to start eviction proceedings. We need Modest Needs help with our rental payment.

With my new full time position I will be able to catch up fairly quickly with other bills once the rent is caught up. I was also forced to pay for funeral expenses for my Mother, which depleted any savings I had. Your help would be a lifeline for us, as we do not qualify for any other help through state funded programs, as we do not have children in our household nor have a federally recognized disabled persons. Your assistance will truly mean the world to us.

As of 2018-07-27, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2018-09-14, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,010.00 to Ewout VanderWende, Landlord on behalf of this deserving individual.