Paid 08/01/2022
Elderly Persons
Imminent Loss of Housing
Moving Assistance

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeHow can I express in words my thank you for assisting me with my final move out bill from my prev Sr apt. After 8 yrs in the non subsidized sr. apt, I was informed that my lease would not be renewed. Since the pandemic, many apts were raising rents and not renewing leases of current tenants. Denver, like many cities, has limited sr, HUD rent restricted apts. Most have wait lists 9-18 months, if waitlisted at all. I was able to get a unit after an 8-mo wait, only by paying full mkt rate for a 350 sq ft studio and staying on a wait list. I had to accept as staying was not an option. Leaving all my furniture from the 2-bedroom apt and moving by the deadline left nothing to pay the final move out bill. Receiving this grant will enable me to pay that move out bill as I patiently wait for a subsidy of 30-40% of my low Soc Security income. The stress and worry of how to pay that bill was overwheming. My deep thanks to every person who made this possible. It is heartwarming that there are people who can help those of us who need help. One day, I hope I can pay it forward.

After Having to Move Quickly, I Can't Afford to Pay My Old Apartment's Rent. Please Help!

My Story:

I'm retired and live on my own. I've lived in senior affordable housing for eight years, but my management has decided not to renew my lease, so I had to move out last month. Prior to retiring, I was taking care of my mother full-time until she passed away in 2011, and then, I got a job working retail that I worked at until 2016 when I was laid-off. Since then, I've been living on a fixed income and have been able to manage my financial situation for the most part, at least until now.

Right now, I'm having a hard time with my situation because I had to move but living on a fixed income made it so that I couldn't do that while also paying my rent. Eventually, I had to choose between paying my rent and moving, so I decided to move because otherwise I was going to be forced out of my home anyways. While I was able to make that move happen, I wasn't able to afford my last month of rent, and I need help if I'm going to be able to do that while also handling my new rent and other bills.

I had to leave all of my old furniture in my old home when I moved out, so I've been in the process of trying to find new, affordable furniture for my home. It's been impossible to do that while trying to afford my new rent, my medications, food, smaller bills, and my old rent. What's really holding me back from getting me back on my feet is having to pay my old rent. My fixed income covers most of my new expenses, but I can't find a way to get my old apartment's rent taken care of, and I'm worried that they're going to send that debt to a collection's agency. I'm very humbly asking for assistance with paying my old apartment's rent so that I can finally get back on track again after having to move so abruptly. I would be very grateful for this assistance, and I promise that I will work hard to pay it forward.

As of 2022-08-01, 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 2022-08-03, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,237.83 to Mission Rock on behalf of this deserving individual.