At HelpWithRent.org we want to provide a place for people
to share their experiences when it comes to struggling with rent
payments. It is intended to be a helpful resource for other people in a
similar situation. Please tell us
WHY YOU NEED HELP WITH RENT?
|2013-02-14 20:29:50||M||Jones||36||Lynnwood||WA||i need help with rent. times are tough and the government wont give me anymore handouts!!
|2013-02-14 16:09:10||dan||kingson||12||portland||or||Well i cant pay my rent and i wanted to know if there are any places that will help a war veteran that cant pay rent?|
|2013-02-14 13:46:03||Kelly||Mins||24||seattle||wa||Hi, i need help really bad paying rent if you can help me please email me asap|
|2013-02-14 13:40:37||Ricky||Miles||44||Seattle||Wa||Hi, I am unable to pay rent so far in February and it dosnt look like i will be able to pay May either. I was wondering if anyone in the Seattle area could either help me make this payment or point me somewhere that can help me. Please contact me ASAP as rent bills are stacking up. I can do odd jobs for cash if anyone in Seattle area needs that please contact me! -Ricky|
|2013-02-25 13:16:53||shron ||johnson||45||wilson||no||I been on it since 1997 or 1998. Someone used my ID or SS number to work and my disability was cut off because of that in Nov of 2011 they stopped it in Februaray 2012 and then started for six month til Oct 2012 stopped again and now i been turned down again and getting behind and the same doctors say my conditions are worst that the social security people sent me to and my kids are facing eviction etc. with no other income . WILSON COUNTY DEPT SCIAL SERVICR SAY THAT CAN'T HELP ME WITH NOT ONE DOLLAR MORE THAN 100.00 NEVER CAUSE THEY JUST DON'T DO THAT AND I QOUTE!|
|2013-03-05 14:20:35||Ron||Goreo||65||corvallis||or||I just turned 65 and I can not work because of my health. I have no family and my friends are poor! Is there anywhere I can turn to in the Corvallis Oregon area that anyone knows about? Please if I dont get help im afraid im going to be homeless!|
|2013-03-05 14:45:50||Ken||Dash||21||Burlingame||CA||Hi my name is ken. I have a very nice house but im about to get evicted because i can no longer pay my mortgage. If you would be willing to split my mortgage i would be willing to accept you as my roomate in Burlingame CA. Please respond on this site and i will contact you about the details.
|2013-03-05 01:45:41||Almadelia||Jaimes||22||Anaheim||Ca||About a year ago I was pregnant with a baby girl and I was happy being a first time mom. I was working at the time being a swing manager at McDonald's, at work my crew member of mine always found away to get me in a bad mood and my blood pressure always went up. I was working my 40 hours a week sometimes even more depending if I was short on staff, there were days that I was all by myself on front counter and drive thru it seemed difficult for me being pregnant as well. Therefore one day I spoke with my general manager and asked her if I can work less hours but of course she said no. During this time I had family problems but of course who doesn't, my brother got pulled over one night and got sent to jail. He was later going to be transfered to state prison and as soon as I found out I my pregnancy wasn't doing so good. I had preeclampsia, 26 weeks and I got not just preeclampsia but SEVER preeclampsia and I had emergency c section. My baby girl was born weighing 805 grams I believe t|
|2013-03-13 09:26:53||mark||linager||39||south San Fransisco||ca||I lost my job and can not pay rent for March. I am looking for a job now and will prob be working before the end of the month but i wont get my first paycheck until like the end April. Is there any kind of service that will help me cover rent for the 2 months i dont have a paycheck? Please help!
|2013-03-13 14:35:41||Alexis||Crews||28||Youngstown||Oh||I have been down and out for six months i have been looking 4 jobs every where out here and there is nothing i am so behind and i really need help this is my very 1st house that i can say is minds and i am trying so hard to keep it i need help|
|2013-03-13 21:42:12||Traci||Noble||40||Portsmouth||Oh||I was working at a Moose lodge for 3 years when suddenly everyone lost their jobs over some people taking money even tho my audit was great didn't matter I lost my job anyways. I applied for unemployment to get denied for not making enough money in the weeks, I've been helping my daughter and my grand baby out and she its pregnant with another baby she has been in and out of rehab its just been really hard to try and keep things afloat IM about to lose my house I'm 2 months behind I really need help if possible...thank you!!x|
|2013-03-16 15:56:19||sherry||kain||45||unionville||mi||my husband and I are behind on rent I been struggling to try and get caught up but its not working now iam getting behind on my monthly bills. my husband lost his job and I had to take a low pay cut in my postion where I work they cut back so in order to keep my job I took a pay cut.is there in anyway of getting help to get my rent caught up.|
|2013-03-23 11:37:04||Mary ||Durand||52||Colfax||Wi||I am in need of $860 for lot rent I am being evicted. I got behind because of expensive vehicle repairs. I am 52 disabled and a single parent and am above the low-income level in my area by approx. $34. Like others need help ASAP. |
|2013-04-01 05:32:40||brianna||porter||29||las vegas||nv||I was out of work for a whole year when I finally git a job I was happy thinking now I can get back on my feet but reality check I have been working for a year and I'm still struggling for one when I was off work for a year I had to take out loans just to pay my bills un-employment was nit cutting it this is nit the way I wanted to do things but I had no choice my job now is great I'm thankful to have a job but when they cut our hours that's what made me fall back down I was paying my bills on time now that my hours got cut my bills are falling behind this not what I meant when I was thinking that now I can get back on my feet my work checks get mailed to me I always have yo wait an extra week to get mines when everyone has already gotten paid plus my checks are always short its sad but true I like my home and would like to keep it I sure hope u can help me ......|
I am not used to having to look for help anywhere but myself. However, times are hard. I love with my partner and her parents passed away when she was young, leaving her grandparents to take care of her. Recently, I'm February, her grandfather passed. Other than the emotional strain, this is sometimes not a financial burden. I wish that were our case. Her grandfather and grandmother had gotten divorced after 27 years of marriage and he remarried. His new wife passed so he moved back in with her grandmother 12 years ago. He fell ill about 2 years ago and was in and out of surgery. Her grandmother took care of him this entire tone, like she had been for the 40 years they have been married/co-habitating. He did not take out a life insurance policy. And he never changed his retirement check from working at the mines to her grandmother so it all goes to his ex wives child. We had to move back for a while and put all of our money into helping with his creamation, burial, etc|
|2013-04-06 12:34:07||Jessica||Mcdaniel||32||Vivian||Lo||Hi my family needs help with rent my boyfriend is disabled and I also recently became disabled we have 4 young kids and is Gina have to move if we don't come up with 750.00 I am fighting for disability so the only income is his disability and we are trying to get our lights back on also his mom is trying help but her income is limited too so if you can help us it would be greatly app restated other wise we will be heless with 4 young kids thank you and god bless|
|2013-04-08 19:41:42||Sherri||T||0||Oakland||CA||I had had a very low paying job and got behind in my rent, I have a new better paying job but I am already behind. Is there a program that can either help with rent or a deposit for a new place or even an apartment manager or landlord that understands hard time and is willing to give a hard working single parent a break on move in costs. |
|2013-04-13 10:45:56||mrs||prioleau ||0||charleston||so||Need help Because of high price Hotel we staying in we need a place because one room is not cutting. It in kids want home |
|2013-04-13 11:18:52||mrs||prioleau ||0||charleston||so||Been trying to find a place but so far no luck hotel cost 220 a week we want be able to save Any money towards moving as long as we here if we don't get help Soon We will be totally Homeless we have. 3child.renIn my daughter Is asking Mommy Why we ain't got a house in she said she sick of these hotel |
|2013-04-16 02:41:09||Elizabeth||Arredondo||41||Victorville||ca||I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF THREE BOYS 19, 17, 9 YEARS OF AGE RECENTLY GOING ON ALMOST 2 YEARS IN AUGUST STARTING A NEW LIFE WITH OUT THIER DAD IT HAS BEEN HARD BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT'S WHAT IS BEST FOR US AND DONT PLAN TO GO BACK BUT THE PROBLEM NOW IS SINCE WE LIVE WITH MY FATHER HE HAS HANDED ME A 30 DAY LETTER TO QUIT AND MOVE OUT TO OUR SURPRISE DIDNT EXPECT IT AT ALL EVEN STILL AFTER PAYING HIM $550.00 MONTHLY FOR RENT SO NOW HE IS TELLING ME AND MY BOYS WE HAVE TO MOVE OUT BY APRIL 30, 2013 AND HE IS TAKING NO EXCUSES AFTER HE AGREED WE COULD STAY WITH HIM UNTIL I WAS READY TO BE ON MY OWN BUT NOW I AM HERE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO OR WHO TO TURN TO I DONT HAVE NO WHERE TO GO I DONT WANT TO END UP HOMELESS WITH THREE BOYS THEY DEPEND ON ME AND NEED ME TO PROVIDE A ROOF OVER THIER HEAD BUT WITH MY LITTLE INCOME I GET AND PART TIME JOB I HAVE ITS BEEN ENUFF TO LIVE HERE WITH MY FATHER BUT HAVING TO GET A PLACE OF OUR OWN IS NOT ENUFF FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR A |
|2013-04-17 12:29:59||N||GOINGS||31||GARY||IN|| I BEEN LAYED OFF FROM WORK & NOW I CANT PAY MY RENT HELP!!!!!!!!!|
|2013-05-29 23:49:08||dave||bradley||33||las vegas||nv||I need help with rent because i lost my job last week. Does vegas have programs where you can get help?|
|2013-04-22 07:04:40||chuck||Matt||55||Fridley||MN||issue facing us is behind in rent for $830.00
what happened was Anoka county was helping with rent and they didn't pay for part of $ 730.00 for 2 months but we didn't find out until were behind $365.00 x 2 months from landlord
add on late fees and comes to total $830.00
contacting County ended up applying for emergancy help and they turned that down|
|2013-04-28 20:15:14||Anne||Harrington||23||Eugene||Or||My fience had been out of work since before Christmas but had been looking for work as hard as he could but with the economy these days he was having a hard time finding anything. We had been lucky for sometime getting buy but then there was a miscomunication about our rent. We where told our landlord would take care of our rent for a month but then we where told that it made him look bad so he hadn't done it. Then in the end we where told that he had taken care of it, so we where going off that he had helped. So we paid Aprils rent not knowing that it was going tword Marches rent. So now we are being faced with a court date for eviction, we are seeking help from as many sources as possible but sadly thats all we have to look twords as we have no family that will help us and no where to go. We plan on going to court in hopes to extend our payment time but what we really would like to do is walk in with money to pay them. Where in need of atleast 1300 to keep us in our hom till June.|
|2013-04-29 08:58:00||Casey||Sawyer||28||Van Buren ||AR||I had a really crappy job and my husband did not get the hours he was promised. I would work 60+ hours just to get a $600 check twice a month. I would only get 1 hour of sleep in the morning, before my son woke up.
If we could catch up we would be good. Life is in the way and my surgery cost are way to much. Please help.|
|2013-05-09 07:54:09||dawndra||jones||53||Marseilles||Il||my fiance was hurt at work and my disabitily ck is what we are paying our bills and we need help bad|
|2013-05-17 12:03:48||jose||flores diaz||35||appelton||WI||i recently had a company take money out of my bank with out permision with no return i filed fraud but in return no help it put me and my family behind 800.00 pluse the new month we were at 1400.00 behind rent 2 months we were able to catch up one month i am now working but am laid off till june with no pay me and my family wife and 3 little boys are looking a becoming homeless with in a week or so can you help us
|2013-05-24 08:10:09||Suzette||Burnam||42||Lake Elsinore||Ca||I am a single mother of 3 children, I can not find a job, and I am behind in my bills and rent. I do not wan to loose my home please help me.
|2013-05-26 18:50:23||Malcolm ||maxwell||44||saint George ||Ut||I'm homeless in cedar city Utah n I just landed a job in st George Utah. I need help either getting into a place or a place I can park my truck to sleep in. I'm a master plumber n I've been outa work for eight months. I just got a job but I have no place to live. Please help thank you. |
|2013-05-27 19:48:11||jean||derrick||43||Woodbourne||Ne||I am single mother of two and need help, please is there a way someone can help me catch up on my rent before i lose my home and be on streets.|
|2013-06-08 02:26:48||Carolyn||Jallow||39||Raleigh||NC||My hours got cut at work. And I have two small kids|
|2013-06-12 08:19:12||April||Quarles||30||Birmingham||Al||My boyfriend and I are behind one month of rent because we did not have enough money to pay it and we have one day left to come up with the money before the laesing office sends it it the attorny's office on monday. |
|2013-06-13 21:33:40||Barbara||Smith||47||High Point||No||Good evening my name is Barbara Smith and right at the moment i,m in need of assistance in paying my rent my daughter gets ssi but i don,t have the money to pay the rent because money was tooking off her card.If any way possible i can get assistance i would truly thank you
|2013-06-18 13:51:20||elaine||shaw||66||west warwick||ri||I need help with my back rent as I lost my job and am not able to pay the back rent owed,but I can do the current each month as my future son in law moved in. I tried to get help from the local community action but to no avail. so can anyone help me as my landlord will not wait.|
|2013-06-19 18:56:11||Jesus||Rodriguez||51||Las Vegas||NV||I bought a million dollar home in 2011 but now i cant pay the rent. Any suggestions?
|2013-06-26 13:23:20||Beverly||stanley||44||Madisonville||Ky||I am move need my first home I need help pay first month rent please help and my mother passed a a way that is what I need help thank you|
|2013-06-26 22:12:56||Diane||Williams||41||West Sacramento||CA||I allow a company to withdrawl automated from my checking account for a bill and it cause me to be overdrawn my acct by $700 which have me be $700 dollar short each time I get paid. Now I owe for last month and this month which is due my this Sunday the 30th for $1475.00 my manager already got in trouble with the owner for letting me be late and now she really got on me...I got 3 kids I'm supporting by myself while there father is serving time so I'm not getting no support..I really appreciate if someone is willing to help pay part or whole which can get me back on my feet..I need that lil. push, we all do..Thank you so much for taken your time to read this and God bless!|
|2013-07-02 13:14:09||Ken||Mund||54||Portland||OR||Hi all,
I found this other site when i was looking for help with rent and they said to contact my local government for help and thats exactly what i did and i was able to get out of being behind of my rent because i was able to supplement my income with some programs my local government offers. Its worth a try here is the site where i read that...looks like they let you comment and write articles if you want idk:
|2013-07-13 12:18:42||lawanda||Curtis ||33||chicago||il||Hello how are you all doing. I need help with my rent because my husband who lived with me at my apartment has moved out. And left me to pay all the bills alone including a small baby and a car note and 770 dollar rent and I can't afford to pay all the bills and rent alone into I get on my feet.|
|2013-07-15 11:18:08||Sandra||Shorter||50||St.Petersburg||Fl||I need help I have 3 grandchildren that I take care of court ordered and it's rough do you know of anyone that can help me I'm 2months behind if I can get it paid I'll keep up I work but this is our down season please help me |
|2013-07-19 12:03:21||C.||Miller||58||Atlanta||Ga||I just moved back to Georgia after living in Nevada for 9 months. I was let go from my job in a major community organization for being a whistle blower. They only gave me $5000 in UIB benefits and it is almost gone. I need another month or so to find a job or else I will be homeless again. I can't keep going through this, this is the 3rd time I've been homeless or almost homeless and I must get my life back on track. Please help me with a $1000 payment to my landlord...details to be submitted later.|
|2013-07-25 15:54:44||anna||williams||62||charleston||sc||Ssi and ssc turn my check off thats why i need help with rent|
|2013-07-28 02:38:40||crystal||white||41||central islip||ny||Im behind because i have lights,gas,along with four children an im on fixed income|
|2013-08-09 11:08:10||Michelle||Baker||39||Saint Petersburg||Fl||I got very sick and had to go to the doctor. And I really don't remember if I locked the door or not cause I was rushing. I am disable, and yes I have talked to my landlord. I went to one place and they paid $75.00 dollars of it now I need $445.00 left and I will be all good. I have been calling and in the sun visiting churches but, they have no funds and I am trying to get it paid before I go to the hospital. Thanks!|
|2013-08-15 14:50:11||Shirley||Johnson||54||Paterson||NJ||387 9th Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07514
Cell: (862) 684-7617
To whom it may concern:
I am writing this letter because I am desperately in need of assistance paying my rent and other utilities. I am currently unemployed and my rent and other bills are overdue. I am in need of help ASAP in regards to my rent. I am hoping and praying that I will not become homeless, that’s why I am reaching out to you. I am at the end of my rope, I don’t know where else to turn. I am presently 3 months behind in my rent. I owe approximately $3,600 back rent. I am caught between a rock and a hard place. I am a single mom with a daughter. I am struggling to make ends meet for my child and myself. Any help that you can provide for me would be greatly appreciated or if you could please point me in the right direction to the people or places that can assist me. I will be forever in your debt. I am actively looking for work, but I have not been able to land a job as yet. I pray that you would find|
|2013-08-23 07:42:35||lisa||little||37||erwin||nc||single mom trying to find a job enrolled in school and been diagnosaed with uc.|
|2013-08-26 00:20:07||Carolyn||Smith||39||Raleigh||No||I need help with my rent because I to pay a bails bondsman. I did not want go back to jail. My family need me, we all that we have.|
|2013-08-27 06:41:38||Cathy||Childers||55||Marion||PA||Good Morning!
I was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, and am under indefinite restrictions from driving and working. I have concerns about my current housing situation for the following reasons:
Decreased income – my short-term disability will begin around mid-September, with a decrease of 40% of my previous salary. Last week, I also applied for Social Security Disability benefits and hope to eventually get approved.
Poorly weatherized home - The rental home I am living in is not insulated and has an inadequate heating system. I have only spent one winter here and promised not to be here for another unless improvements were made. Last winter, the indoor temperature remained only 25 degrees above the outside temperature. I have applied for assistance with Community Action and Penn Energy’s WARM Program, but neither have come through yet. I will likely need surgery and am very concerned about a successful recovery in this home. The bathroom is the coldest room and this|
|2013-08-29 05:52:40||Crystal ||Reynolds ||32||lake worth ||fl||I just had a baby and I have two other kids I am out of work for awhile do to have my baby and I need help to pay my rent I don't like to ask for help but until I go back to work I am stuck its only been 6 days since I had the baby but I am going to see if I can go back now just so I can take care of my kids. Thank you Crystal |
|2013-09-26 13:01:04||Donna||Ware||50||Arlington||te||well its my church that needs rental assistance. Great church and ministry|
|2013-10-10 11:31:14||jarah||frazier||34||niceville||fl||Hello i am asking for help with my rent. I have been applying for jobs but not having any luck getting one. I dont have anyone to help and i have nowhere to go plz help me|
|2013-10-15 05:50:12||marianne||cosgrove||24||manchester||En||I was recently took off housing benefit because of my age apparently I can live off £56.80 a week which I can't.
I am struggling to my rent and bills I really could do with some help! I was on housing benefit for 13 weeks due to it being protected because I went onto a lower income due to changing jobs. The local housing allowance rate for a single person under 35 years is £65.00, they are not giving me nothing now and told me to get in touch with this company. I would appreciate if someone could get in touch. |
|2013-10-25 07:10:31||sherry||mills||50||mt.pleasant||io||I am a single mother of 4.Recently went through a 16 year abusive relationship,with my kids dad.In dire need of help paying rent.My landlord has evicted us,we now have 30 days to find another place to live,and i have no money to move.Can u please help us.i'm begging you,please|
|2013-11-09 09:14:51||Renee||Felix||46||Ft Worth||Te||Im a single parent who went back to school make a better life for my children. I work for 8.00 hr because the company I was working for lost heir contract and went out of business . I was doing fine until I had to pay for 600 in car repairs and now we are facing eviction . I have 20 more days of school and I just want to finish school without the worry of rather we will be homeless. Once I finish school I can start working in the Medical Billing and Coding field. I just need help for my children and I to be successful.|
|2013-11-18 19:53:28||Keith||Timm||54||Tustin||CA||I have become disabled with spinal stenosis & have had my social security hearing,which my lawyer says went extremely well.I did not know it takes months to get any money & now I'm $3,000 behind in my rent & am being evicted.If there is any help out there it would be greatly appreciated.God bless|
|2013-11-20 05:54:32||Cymp||Jones||38||Nashville||NC||I was laid off after working job for 7 years. It hurt because I have a family and now I got to figure out how to pay my rent, lights, water, and phone bill. I thought I will be at the job for a long time. Next thing I know the say, you was the last one hire, so you the first one to let go. Its hard to find a job, they looking for certain requirements. It the holiday and I so stress, don't even know if I will be able to get my children Christmas things. Time is hard.|
|2013-11-24 20:59:13||james||kersey||39||augusta ||ga||fell behind due to unforeseen bills and had to file bankruptcy. not sure how long landlord will continue to work with us.|
|2013-11-26 07:48:43||Bobby||Houston||48||Anniston||Al||Hi my name is Bobby and I am in need of help with rent I have until the 30 of Dec before being evicted I have a 20 month old daughter and my spouse is 8 month and expecting over the years I have been bless to help other now I find myself in need of help and cannot find I pray that someone will hear my cry for myself and my family and bless us any way they can. My hours was shorting at work along with a pay cut and lost of income and we truly have nowhere to go if your reading this and if your are bless to help us it would greatly be a blessing and we ask this in Jesus name.
|2013-12-04 12:38:33||Vanessa||Dabdub||25||Houston ||Tx|
|2013-12-04 12:41:34||Vanessa||Dabdub||25||Houston||Tx||I really need help with rent my husband Hasn't worked
Good do to the weather he works in roofing ,and we don't have the money we have a vacate notice .
|2013-12-09 12:33:51||Jamie||Slayback||25||Lawrenceburg||In||I recently had surgery and cant return to work yet so just need some help paying my rent this month |
|2013-12-10 13:20:59||Craig||K||33||seattle||wa||wow I'm really hurting anyone finding work?|