Homeless and Struggling
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|Sat, 08-09-2014 - 7:05pm|
Hello everyone, please bear with me while this is not very easy for me to come foward with. I am you, or at least like many of you, the few differences are not noticeable. I have been a stay at home mom and never wanted to be anything else. I have 4 wonderful children, 2 currently still living at "home", 13 and 15, oh, and I had a burst brain aneurysm 7 years ago that left me disabled, but "not disabled enough". Funny how the system works these days. I cannot drive a car because I have double vision and seizures. But if you seen me on the street or at a store, you would think I was just like you, however, I am very, very different...I am homeless.
My husband and I lost our home in October of last year due to downsizing and wrong job choices. (He was offered a job 900 miles in his hometown that sounded fabulous so we moved the entire family and let our "family friend"stay and live in our home only to find out the job was a scam and the gentleman was wanted by the FBI) Side Note: if it sounds too good to be true, and you REALLY REALLY WANT IT, it usually is. Upon returning here, after just a few (five) short months we were surprised to find out that our "friends" had failed to pay any of the bills to the house payments, or the electric, or the water, or, well anything. Our fault, but we were trying to help a friend in a bad situation. The reason I am adding that part, WE are now the people in that situation. My husband, two children and I are living in a hotel, trying to find a way out of it to no avail.
My husband makes decent money so we do not qualify for assistance, nor are we asking for it, but we cannot find a house or an apartment to rent and are paying $329 A WEEK to stay in a hotel. Please don't tell me to find another hotel, there are none that are cheaper that I would allow my children (girls) to stay in by themselves which does happen occassionally. The less that $50 a week difference is well worth the piece of mind. I do not have any family and my husband does not have any in this area, or any that are willing to help period.
I guess my question is, has anyone been through this and if so, how does one get out of it? I am usually a very happy-go-lucky individual, but it's coming up on a year and I don't know what to tell my children anymore. They don't want anyone at school to find out, and I can't blame them. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance