|| Columbia, MD || Submitted: 2021-03-09
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Progress: We've raised 40% of the cost of this application!
Three of Us Were Working Before COVID. Now, We're Down to 1 Income & Need Help Keeping Our Home!
My husband and I have two children together, ages 15 and 20 years old. Truthfully, I don't think any of us were prepared for what happened with the pandemic last year, but my family are strong, and I know we'll make it through this. It's been hard to adjust to life during this pandemic because my daughter is schooling from home, I'm working from home, and my husband and son have both been laid-off. Being in the home together all the time has brought us closer as a family, but we all want to get back to work so that we can pay our bills.
It's been hard with only one of us working, and even that work has just been part-time and fairly inconsistent too. We're really struggling now, and we're having a hard time covering all of our basic expenses like food, rent, utilities, and car payments. We've applied for various benefits like SNAP but don't qualify for anything like that, and we also have run out of savings as well. We've been doing our best to pay what we can where we can, and thankfully, our landlord has been willing to work with us to pay back what we owe in rent. Still, they have bills to pay too, and we're probably still going to be evicted if we can't catch up by the time the moratorium expires.
We've been doing everything that we can to cut our expenses. My son withdrew from community college to save money, and we're stretching meals as best as we can. Still, none of that has been enough, so I'm asking for help with catching up on our rent before it's too late. We've tried our best to make it on our own, but I realize now that we need help if we're going to get through this. We would be deeply appreciative of all the people who come together to help us keep our home. On behalf of my family, I want to thank everyone who helps us in advance for your generosity and kindness in our time of need.
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