I had not one but two landlords from hell and they kicked me and my disabled son out of housing
We are homeless and have been staying in a hotel shelter here in MA for 2 years now.
My disabled son just turned 21 and now DHCD is forcing us out of the shelter.
I have been working wih Lexington Law for over 6 months to repair my credit.
According to Walletnerd my score is now 670. It's not perfect but much better.
Now I have applied to rent an affordable apartment
but keep getting turned down.
We are being forced to move before the end of the year (2016).
I'm terrified that we will be totally homeless again. Sleeping in my car.
I have saved some money, a few thousand and we qualify for a program called HOMEBASE which will pay up to $8000 for us to move out of the hotel shelter.
I got 1 eviction
removed from ALL 3 reports but now a rental agent just told me about an old one. I fought that bad landlord in court and paid for an attorney. I wasn't even aware of this one until 2 days ago when the rental agent informed me about it.
What, in Gods name, should I do??
I'm working, got letters of reference from my minister. My son receives almost $800 in Social Security.
We have money saved up, just NO APARTMENT.
It seems like there is very little redemption in America.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW.
WE ARE GOOD PEOPLE. NO SMOKING.
PAY MY BILLS ON TIME.
THIS IS A NIGHTMARE!