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    Amanda

    I was left evicted out of my home now I’ve been struggling for three years trying to find a steady place for me and my four kids to live. I have a four-year-old who will be 4 soon and she has a heart problem and other medical problems she has a feeding tube and it is hard to have a steady place. I got evicted because I couldn’t pay my rent because they took my husband away from me and that was income I had helping me. So i got an eviction and now i stay with out a home with my 4 kids. Nowhere will to rent to me at all. And were i’m staying at is getting hard for me. I stayed with my older sister and she had to move out because she had us staying with her. Now i stay with my other and now they are telling her it’s too much people living with her. So soon i’ll be homeless again with my 4 kids. I tried to get help from everywhere and every resource but none could help me. So i hope i can get homeless assistance again soon. I will have to be staying in motels week by week. I have no family who will let us stay with them. I really need help or somewhere for them to rent to me. I pray every day so i can get a place to live of my own. This my story.

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    Stephanie

    I’m a married mother of 7. 6 boys and 1 girl. I’m in the midst of eviction because my landlord is upset because I had a baby.
    I was already pregnant when I rented from him. He new I was having a baby and collected the rent each month while my tummy grew. He just recently told us that we were going to have a rent raise for $350 dollars, when I asked why he said because we have a new baby. My son is almost 8 months old now and he never mentioned a rent raise until this month. Whenever I told him I couldn’t afford $1350 a month in rent he then said we would be evicted. I just don’t know what to do. We are currently looking for a place to accommodate us all. But finding anywhere within our budget is a little hard. I just don’t understand how he can do this? I’m going to make him take me to court for this. The covid 19 pandemic has put financial strain on a lot of people but to basically be so harsh as to say oh you had a baby I have to raise your rent is utterly insane.

  • Melissa

    My landlord is making me move out of my home that I’ve lived in for 4 years, just so he can live in this place. My neighbors said he can’t do that, and that the eviction notice is invalid, because he did not go through the proper means of serving an eviction notice. My neighbor said he can’t do that because of the COVID-19 eviction order, and I think Colorado is still under the stay-at-home order. My landlord also said he wouldn’t be giving me back my deposit. I can’t afford to move, there are no places within my budget, and I’m on SSI without HUD or Section 8. Section 8 and HUD in Pueblo, CO will not be open to the public to assist anyone until OCTOBER!!!

    According to the eviction notice, I have to be out by May 31st at 5 pm, or he’ll charge me $30/day plus May rent, after he had previously told me that I don’t have to pay for May so that I can have money to move. I don’t think this is fair, considering I didn’t do anything wrong. I can’t find an apartment, because apartment managers want a prospective tenant to make at least twice or three times the rent amount, and I can’t do that. I have 2 parakeets, and I do not want them to be homeless, either. Should I stay, or should I just move and file a lawsuit for wrongful eviction? I need help and I’m running out of time…

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    Kariesha

    Hey my name is Kariesha, a mother of 4 kids. I have a eviction from 2019 due to the manager didn’t like me and lied on me and gave me 30 day notice to move and I didn’t cause she didn’t have a reason for me to move and on top of every thing she made fake paper work.

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    KSandra

    I was attacked by my ex boyfriend and in turn I lost my kids, a roof over my head, and my faith in any justice. Losing all that I live for, has left me feeling no purpose to carry on. Nobody deserves to not be heard and NOBODY deserves to be robbed of their purpose in life.

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    Carrie G

    My life has been in danger ever since my horrible eviction from my home of 60 years which I inherited half of. It was where I grew up and was sole caregiver to my Dad who passed away in 2017. When my dad passed away suddenly, my brother sold the house out from underneath me and evicted me. (more…)

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    Patrick

    I’m trying to get my story out there and having no luck. I am displaced because of coronavirus and not because I am out of a job and can’t pay rent, but because someone moved into my apartment to quarantine while I was out of town and now my landlord won’t let me back in. (more…)

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    Lorraine

    I moved to Merced in 2014. Two weeks prior I gave birth to my seventh boy. I had no where to go but HHSA offered a two week hotel while searching for permanent housing. I was coming up to final days so I asked the manager if I could housekeep in exchange for an extended stay. (more…)

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    Christina

    Hi my name is Christy and I lived in Martinsville, Illinois. On March 21, 5 minutes before noon, they came and threw us out like animals at a time when I was recovering from being sick. (more…)

  • Jonathan

    I was renting a room from a man I met on Craigslist showed in search of a roommate. I was paying $700 a month to have one bedroom. I paid my rent on time every month in full. In March he told me his brother was moving in I had 48 hours to leave. I refused to leave and after 48 hours he tried to change the locks so I called the police. (more…)

  • Donya T.

    I am 64-yo retired grandmother, evicted in Florida while raising 2-children “left behind.” Evictions stay on file 7 years and expungements are rare. From FEMA fraud to prevalent, property-owner protection by the family courts, a cruel and discriminatory system fuels the housing crisis among Central Florida’s impoverished seniors. (more…)

  • Chrisha C.

    Hello, my name is Chrisha C. and I’ve been homeless for about two years now. I lost everything due to a domestic violence case, the abuse coming from my husband. I worked so hard to leave and now I don’t know where to turn or who to talk to. I’m just about ready to give up on life. (more…)

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    Mary

    Thank you for your research, book and ongoing efforts to champion the cause of affordable housing, in what is touted as the richest country in the world. I am inspired by the strength and perseverance of people everywhere who are facing eviction. (more…)

  • Lindsay V

    My son and I are facing eviction right now. I have court on the 18th of this month. I’ve been here 4 years now, but I lost my job due to daycare issues.

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    Monica

    I am a single mother of 2 children and I have a college degree. Due to the fact that both of my children are disabled (my son has a learning disability and my daughter has severe asthma), I am not employed full time. I work part time as a parent resource specialist. I am currently residing in an apartment that is more than 40 percent of my income. I pay rent late every month because I get paid once a month.  (more…)

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