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Old 10-30-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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Default Finding Housing

I was evicted in 2004. I didn't know how to get out of the lease but my bathtub was 1/2 full of sewage all the time and it got really annoying calling the city, he'd fix the issue, and 2 days later I was battling it all over again. I had the money and I decided to move. Now my kids father has left me and my 2 kids and I called some low income housing organizations that have openings. I was denied by a 2nd low income housing organization because I was victim of domestic violence and was told that allowing me to move into the facility would a pose a risk to other tenants.

I found out that due to my eviction I cannot get low income housing for the next 2 years. Which means I don't know where I'll live and to top it off I cannot afford more than $600 a month and put food on the table. The apartments I looked at were 2 bedrooms, but its frustrating that I didn't qualify for an apartment. I have no family and cannot find a co-signer for an apartment like this, but it doesn't matter anyway because most won't accept one.

I was told I'll have to go homeless an wait about 4 months to get a homeless shelter program. I make $28,000 a year and cannot find what I need. I don't know what to do. Please help me I have a 5 year old and 1 year old and will be facing eviction again if I don't move out soon.

Please email me @ jenntito2000@aol.com
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago's burbs
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What area are you in? I don't know much about the rules for qualifying for low income housing, but if you can afford $600 a month, I think you can find a studio for that in a decent area if you really search. I know a studio would be very tight with 2 kids, but it is a much better alternative to going homeless and would give you a roof over your head until you can get back on your feet.
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