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  • Krystelle B.

    In 2007 I rented a studio apartment downtown Vancouver. I had a job was in school and doing very well. I ended up getting in some minor trouble. I went to jail for two months and lost my job, and my family was paying my rent for me. I was all caught up accept for 100.00 that I paid as soon as I got home. The man still evicted me and stole from me after I paid him and we made an agreement through the courts. Sad but it happens all the time.

  • Dianne Lockhart

    My landlord didn’t pay his mortgage and I am getting evicted. Me and my grandson who is disabled lives with me and I am disabled. We need help with deposit and first month rent. I was paying him 1500 a month. I put up with roommates from hell. I spent most time in court getting them out. It was bad.

  • Vivian C

    Todo comenzó el 22 de Enero a las 2:35 de la mañana, hiba llegando justo de trabajar y cuando estaba punto de entra a mi apartamento un afroamericano me puso una pistola en mi cabeza, me golpeo ,quebró una mano, una contusión cerebral y mucha ansiedad y temor, los de oficina de donde vivo al ver que me llevaban en ambulancia al hospital me dijeron que ellos hiban ayudarme, pero con lo que me ayudaron fue dandome una orden de desalojo por no haber podido pagar el 3 de Febrero, luego vino lo de la pandemia y perdí mi trabajo sin dinero ni comida y con 3 niños mucha desesperación tristeza buscando ayuda sin escuchar una respuesta positiva, (more…)

  • Bonnie G.

    It’s a sad State of mind when you are given a vacate notice,not because of not paying rent or property damage or being a bad tenant, no because the new owners suddenly decided to remodel after leaving me in horrible living situation of black & yellow mold & Asbestos they decided not to renew my lease because I spoke up about the way tenants was being treated. (more…)

  • Sherry Shelton

    My name is Sherry Shelton, mother, grandmother and newly widowed wife of 43 years. My husband suffered 2 heart attacks, the first in December on Christmas Eve, the second soon after he was released from St Edwards Hospital with pneumonia that was not detected by the hospital. He was taken to Washington regional where they were able to put stints in and he seemed to be getting better when he started feeling weak and began to shake often. He passed away suddenly on April 19, 2022. (more…)

  • John J.

    My home of 7 years was sold and i was given a notice TO GO TO COURT SO I DID I DIDNT REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING I WENT AWAY HAVING 30 DAYS TO LEAVE MY HOME AND WAS TOLD THAT WAS A GOOD DEAL. I AM 60 YRS OLD AND HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS HAVE LESS THEN 10 DAYS IDONT KNOW WHAT TO DO

  • Shequita E

    I was evicted after reaching out for help after telling my landlord everything I was dealing with. Plus she had me to pay my rent so that Cap can assist me with January rent as we discussed way before she file eviction notice, plus my 18 year daughter was in the mental health hospital at the time. I paid my rent for what she said I owe; after that evicted me once she took me through all that pain and suffering. Still lost my home now I’m homeless, me and my girls.

  • Denise

    I gave my story to Matthew in 2015 from Seattle. It turns out that the eviction disabled me, which I knew then. After being exposed to all the drug residue and human fluids this is neverending labor and pain. I have never been the same. I lost the last 10 years to earn income credits for SSA, as a result of those loopholes. As I write this I am facing another move, still displaced. I am going thru a counseling certification program to help others thru these crisis. Thank you

  • Margaret P

    I started writing my story and was called away before I finished. Now I can’t find it to fi ish it , so I will try again , only condense it more .On Nov. 6 2020 , we heard a noise outside our patio and looked out to see flames coming out of our upstairs neighbor’s apt. We immediately left the building. The building was destroyed in some areas but everyone had to move. We had a lot of water and mold damage.

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  • Mary

    I need help with affordable housing. I’m homeless and have been looking for a place every sense august. I work it’s hard. When the pandemic started and became so bad my hours changed kids where out of school I got behind.when help became available I went to get help it was promising and I saved money from stimulus. But when I spoke with management they said they would not except partial payments and evicted me and my family. Please help.

  • Brandy H & Larry M

    Yes we were given 10minutes to get out of our house my husband was at work the sheriff and landlord kicked my two kids out on the street never got a date get out . we we’re kicked out September 15th 2021 witch was still during the epidemic from the covid Corona virus, come to find out the cop was more less a rent a cop and there was no legal eviction to get out. They strong armed us out.

  • NICHOLAS H

    I am an appointed Code Enforcement Officer in a few small municipalities near where I live in Pottsville PA. I have been told by the owner of the property that I live in that I must move. He wanted us out on December 30th. Us is myself and my 12-year-old son that suffers from asthma and minor issues that his pediatric psychologist diagnosed him with during COVID 19. (more…)

  • JUDY S

    I am currently only $200 behind on my rent, I am asking to please get help with future rent also.. Ty.. 🙂

  • Charlynn F

    Good morning/ I would like to share my story about an eviction that I received on December 20th and then my daughter and I were evicted on December 23rd without notice. I purchased a land contract home. The pandemic hit, and I called the the lawyer to finalize the last payment. He then stated then he did not want the payment, he wanted the property back. (more…)

  • Alicia S

    I October 2021 I ended up losing my apartment when my roommate moved out and May and my partner was incarcerated for defending her property. I ended up missing the date to be able to respond to the eviction because I had no way of getting there and I had no money to do it online, so I proceeded to to pack my stuff and get ready to move. As I was trying to move I ended up getting robbed and kidnapped and my van stolen and I lost most of my belongings and had to move to another city. (more…)

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