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Marilyn V

Phoenix, AZ
May 25th, 2021|

The apartment I lived in I had been there for 9 yrs. I was paying $580.00 plus tax. The property was sold and new owners renovated apartments. They wanted me to stay but rent went from $580-$1500 a month. I get $961.00 from Social Security. March 1st, I became homeless. I have 1st and last, deposit for utilities, and moving truck, I’m almost to the penny on budget. I’m paying storage fees of $406.00 a month.

Here it is May and getting hot in Phoenix. I’m still in my car and I cannot find a place for $600 or less. Everywhere I have turned, I have been told “all programs closed,” any apartment I could afford has a waiting list of 21/2 to 5 yrs. I need a place to live now. In the last 3 months rent on 1 bedrooms have increased by 22%, taking the ones I could afford, they are now out of range. Rent went up but my SS amount did not.

I’m still on the streets. With my heart I don’t know, my air conditioner is not working, I feel so defeated, lost, scared, and very much alone.