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  • Jerry VF

    I’m being evicted because of something that is out of my control, and have asked many for help. My landlord says I’m a liar. On May 3rd, my car breaks down and it’s towed to a mechanic, A Plus Automotive. Within a few days repair shop spoke with my warranty company and they agreed on the work of replacing the transmission with a used transmission that the warranty company will send. Took almost a month and a half to fix the first time. I get vehicle back and 5 days later it breaks down again. (more…)

  • Adrienne

    My name is Adrienne. I’m 25 years old with 2 children. A boy, 5 years old, and a girl, 12 months. My mother also resides with us, and she’s 54. I once had a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment located in Illinois that I got with my daughter’s father. Unfortunately her father couldn’t keep a job and was unable to help me with rent, bills and living expenses. He eventually left and everything fell on me. I worked long hours at a factory and as a Door Dash driver when I was off, but it was never enough to catch back up. (more…)

  • John J.

    My name is John and my wife is Stephanie. We rented out a farm, actually a part of the farm out in the pasture, with no electricity. It had goats, ducks, and pigs running all over the place and animal s*** everywhere. We turned this pasture into a beautiful piece of property with 3 different types of grapes, a country kitchen with a wood burning stove, open fire pits, and a small shooting gallery. Yes our landlord liked it too because they told us we had to move. They increased our rent by $300, made a sign, a new lease, and they were gonna put us on a new small concrete pad that was about 20′ wide and 20′ in length. That’s all we could have, and they were going to rent out what we’ve done to the pasture to other people so they can enjoy it. It was really a slap in the face. So now we are homeless and have been for the last year.

  • Nicole J.

    I am a single, disabled Black women being wrongfully evicted. I do not owe any back rent. However, my landlord has fabricated legal statements saying that I do even though I have proof to the contrary. My landlord created more fabricated information stating I broke the lease & the fuse box which of course is not true. And the landlords electrician confirmed the fuse box wasn’t broken in August. Additionally, the City of Hartford’s interior inspector concludes this, because she checked every socket in the apartment & they worked. So if the fuse box was broken the sockets would not have worked.

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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.

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