|| Saint Louis, MO || Submitted: 2021-07-05
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
After Being Forced Out of Our Home, Downsizing, & Losing Work to COVID, I Need Help with Rent!
I'm a single, 55-year-old man, and I live with my pug, Otis. We recently had to downsize to an apartment after being forced to move out of our home that I had rented for eight years. A real estate investor came in and bought the property, and then, they decided to raise the rent by $200. Needless to say, I just couldn't afford to live there anymore, so we had no choice but to downsize. Otis really misses our big yard, and I miss doing yard work and gardening.
I lost my job when the pandemic began, and when my unemployment benefits ended in early June, I fell behind on my bills. I've recently started a new job working for Instacart, but it's only part-time for the time being. I'm hoping to work hard and get a promotion, but it'll take time to be able to do that. In the meantime, I'm hoping to get assistance with paying my rent so that I can hold on to my home.
Getting assistance with my rent will allow me to stay in my home, but just as importantly, it will free up some of my income to go towards my car payment. That bill is also currently overdue, and my car is just as important to my rent because it's how I earn a living. So, this assistance would kill two bills with one stone, so to speak, and it would tide me over until I can secure a promotion or even another job. I've already interviewed for a management position and am just waiting to hear back, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that works out! I would feel so relieved to get this help because I'll be able to keep my home, keep my car, and focus on my job without the fear of eviction looming over me. I know that with some breathing room, I'll make it through this with a brighter future in front of me. I couldn't be more thankful to everyone who helps me get through this rough patch, and I want to promise to pay it forward when I can. Thank you!
As of 2021-07-24, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.