|| Kansas City, MO || Submitted: 2021-02-26
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I'm Just Beginning Life on My Own & Need Help Avoiding Eviction Please!
I'm a single 25-year-old, and I'm out living on my own for the first time. It's been hard to get used to living on my own, especially during the pandemic, but I really enjoy it and am trying hard to hold on to everything I've worked hard for. When I'm not working, my favorite thing to do is to spend time with my newborn baby niece. I never knew how much I could love something so small, and even though she doesn't live with me, she brings me so much joy every time I see her.
Shortly after moving into my apartment, the pandemic began and put me out of work like a lot of other people. I was completely out of work for almost two months, and when I came back, it was on limited hours. As a result, I've fallen behind on a lot of my bills, including my rent, and I'm really struggling to stay afloat after just starting life on my own. I was hoping to be able to catch up on my past due rent with the most recent stimulus check for $600, but I never received it and have stayed behind on my rent as a result. I've gotten into a cycle where I'm picking and choosing what bills I can afford to pay and I'm behind on almost all of them now. I'm three months behind on my rent and need help urgently if I'm going to keep my home.
Despite working hard to try to pay back what I owe, my landlord has given me a deadline, and I don't have any way of meeting it without help. I'm terrified of being evicted because I'm just starting out on my own and an eviction will make it harder for me to rent in the future. I'll lose everything that I've worked so hard for over the past year, and I'm not sure how I'll ever be able to recover from that. That's why getting this help would be huge for me. I'll be able to continue to build a life for myself without the fear of losing everything. For that, I want to say 'thank you' to everyone who helps me hold onto my home. I will never forget that compassion and kindness I'm shown.
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