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Old 12-08-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I have lived in this apartment for 33 years and haven't worked in a number of years due to being a Caregiver.My uncle recently died and I have limited savings,which are about to run out in two months.i am afraid of becoming homeless,but i have tried unsuccessfully to find a job.My landlord has not acknowledged me as a Tenant yet.I an't get help from eviction prevention programs,because not only is the lease not in my name,but i was told they only help people with some sort of income.I need advice.Unfortunately,none of my friends can take me in,should i become homeless.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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are you waiting for someone to say yes?
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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You can't take care of someone if its going to be to your own expense. If taking care of your uncle was that much work, you should have had him put in a nursing home. Now due to no income, you'll be evicted (the landlord will celebrate, its a rent controlled apartment).
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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contact your immediate family. have you submitted your resume at retirement homes, hospices, etc?
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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to many folks commit their own financial suicide because they fail to look at the ramifications of their own doings.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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If you have been living in the apartment, especially with a relative, you will likely have succession rights.

However ... the fact that you have not done the needed research yourself, and are instead asking on a board, suggests that you will have a challenging time. You can call Met Council on Housing but people simply do not have the time to do the things for you. You would need to become proactive.

Or - there is more to the story. There are jobs. You cannot find ANY job, anywhere in the city ?
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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You can't take care of someone if its going to be to your own expense. If taking care of your uncle was that much work, you should have had him put in a nursing home. Now due to no income, you'll be evicted (the landlord will celebrate, its a rent controlled apartment).
that's for sure, the LL will get you out as fast as you can blink an eye.

better have a plan "B".

you should have had this thought out before your uncle died. for real.

and you should have had some of the utilities in your name. You have no legal proof that you have been living there for 33 years. If you would have had the gas and electric, that would have been more of a help.

also, your saving will only last 2 months?, wasn't much of a saving then, was it.

but now to be technical, it isn't your apartment, never was, you state you lived there as a caregiver. well, you cared for hi, he died, so unfortunetely you will have to move on.

You really should have pit a little more thought into this.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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harlem resident he is saying he has no money to pay the rent . even so succession rights do not extend down from uncles. it can extend down in special situations from others not immeadite family but it is very situation specific. the fact the op has no money to pay the rent anyway makes it a different issue.

these are the guidelines

http://www.housingnyc.com/html/resou...uccession.html
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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harlem resident he is saying he has no money to pay the rent . even so succession rights do not extend down from uncles. it can extend down in special situations from others not immeadite family but it is very situation specific.
If she was taking care of her uncle more or less full time, and her uncle is in fact the tenant of record (which we don't know from her original post), then she almost certainly does have succession rights. It's very much a special situation.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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harlem resident he is saying he has no money to pay the rent . even so succession rights do not extend down from uncles.
I knew several people, not personally but on the level of acquaintances, who had scant indeed relationships with the primary tenants in question, and they were all awarded the apartments. Residence for a period of time seems to be the most important factor. Hard to know whether this has changed recently and if so, how much.

Regarding income ... the OP should find a position anywhere. Whole Foods. Duane Reade. Because it is true that lacking an income makes the rent assistance thing near impossible.
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