How and Where to Look for Help to Pay Your Rent
It can be overwhelming when the landlord is threatening eviction.
If you anticipate that paying rent is going to be a problem, don’t wait until your landlord is ready to evict you!
Talk with your landlord. Let them know that you are seeking assistance. Tell them that getting this bill paid as quickly as possible is important to you as well as to them.
This will let them know that you are acting in good faith and you are not ignoring the problem
Ask them is they have any assistance programs. If they do, use them.
You may be able to make payment arrangements for the current bill, and/or get discounts on future bills.
If you have small children or someone ill or elderly in the house, let them know. This may give you priority consideration.
Contact your local United Way.
In many places you can get them by dialing 2-1-1.
Many local charities and organizations partner with United Way to provide needed services. They can give you resources in your area that help with rent/mortgage payments.
Contact a local church.
Many churches have emergency funds to help members. Call them.
If you are not a member, or if they are unable to help, ask if they know of other places in your area that might be able to help you.
Many Catholic Churches try to help anyone in their local community. Ask if they can help you.
If they cannot help you, ask them for the number of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in your area and the number for the LOCAL Catholic Charities Agency. (You do not need to be Catholic to get help from these organizations.)
There are other places that offer help. These will probably be the quickest for you.For more Resources that help with Rent/ Mortgage click on “Rent” in the “Quick Info” Section on this blog (www.FindHelpToPayBills.wordpress.com). Don’t let your temporary situation get you down emotionally. Try to balance this hardship with the positive things in your life.
Remember: The sooner you start and the better prepared you are, the more likely it is that you will find the help you need to pay your rent.
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I am a Registered Nurse and have been helping people for over 30 years
Throughout the years I have become acutely aware of the emotional toll on people facing financial difficulties, and the challenges they have trying to find help when they need it most desperately.
I had often wished there was a single source where people could go, to find out where to look for help and learn how to access it – quickly and easily. I never could find it.
That’s why I now research information and make it available for you in an organized, easy-to-use format on my blog @ www.FindHelpToPayBills.wordpress.com
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