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Self-Sufficiency Grant
Temporary Loss of Income
Imminent Loss of Housing


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I Was Laid-Off From a Stable Job. Despite finding More Work, I'm Struggling to Catch up on My Rent!

My Story:

I am a single, 31-year-old Minnesotan, and I live alone with my cat, Oscar. I am a Kansan who moved to Minneapolis after COVID hit in 2020 to be closer with my friends and to secure a new job. I currently work 40 hours a week doing desk sales at a technology retailer. Ultimately, I aspire to find a more stable job, get married, and start a family. I would characterize myself as an exceptionally optimistic person who is regularly self-sufficient. I have three college degrees in various business disciplines, and in my free time, I enjoy photography as well as making music.

Despite having a good job when I moved to Minneapolis, I'm facing hardship now because my employer filed for bankruptcy and laid everyone off. I used my employment insurance until I found a new job, but unfortunately, the new role doesn't afford me enough income to keep up with all of my bills. As a result, I've fallen behind on my rent, and I'm struggling to catch up. Simply put, I am underemployed and am not making enough to make ends meet. I'm in the process of finding a new job, and I have three interviews lined up for this week alone; however, until I can find a new, more stable job, I'm going to struggle to catch up on the rent that I owe.

I'm very humbly asking for assistance with my rent so that I can keep my home while I continue to search for a new job. If I can get caught up on what I currently owe, it will buy me a few more months to find a better position, and for that I would be very grateful. Once I'm back on my feet again, I promise that I will find a way to repay the kindness I'm shown, and I also would like to thank everyone who takes the time to read my story.

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