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I am receiving Emails from a 2 year old post. I got help through ModestNeeds.com they were so wonderful and they are geared towards helping the working man. I work for myself now and I am doing just fine for a change. I can't believe after all these years of slaving away at a coporate job I finally found a way to run my own little business. I donate alittle of my money to my community and neighbors and even animals around here by getting them their shots since parvo is breaking out in Tucson. I hope everyone is doing well and I hope you all can find away to be successful. If I can help I will please let me know.
I am in Tucson, Arizona. I am a 34 year old single women with 1 daughter who will be turning 12 September 16th, 2006. I currently live in a small 2 bedroom apartment. I pay $520 a month for rent in Tucson, AZ. The apartment I live in has changed owners 5 times in the last 3 years I have lived here. August 23rd we awoke to find our water had been shut off because the old owners who had been charging us for water and trash monthly had forgotten to switch the water over into the new owners names. We were out of water for 2 days and I had to stay at a friends who I paid $60 for housing us. The property was almost condemned due to there being no water in anyone's home. September 6th, 2006 the new property manager came an introduced herself and she stated I had not paid my rent in 2 months and she wished to collect even though I had paid. I had to pull up my banking history and show her evidence of the checks I wrote to the previous landlord of the property. After I had shown proof of residency she stated new leases would be presented and the rent has now gone up to $675 a month. September 7th we had a huge storm in the area and I awoke to find in my bedroom there is a huge leak in the ceiling and it is now bowed and it appears that a portion of my ceiling is going to cave in. The new landlord only gave me a mailing address and I left a message with the old landlord but I have yet to here from them. I am extremely overwhelmed $675 a month for this place is unreasonable. I started to look into other areas and I found a nice 2 bedroom in a better school district for my daughter the problem is I unfortunately at this time am living paycheck to paycheck. The new apartment is $595 and utilities are included it is actually less expensive then what I pay here because utilities are included, is much nicer and in a better location. I can afford to pay the $595 but the deposit and last months rent is $1190 and that I do not have. I was recently laid off at AOL after 7 years and prior to that I had been out on short term disability because of minor surgery that turned into a major infection. I was hospitalized and then out of work for 4 months and had to use my 401 K and savings to survive. Normally this move would not effect me but due to my being ill I am financially burdened. However, I was recently hired with Citibank which is wonderful but I have only $225 saved. I have also contacted Family assistance, PPEP, Travelers Aid and Tucson Urban League and several philanthropist organizations at this time they have no funds to assist. If anyone could help us out we would be so grateful.
9/08/06 I also called Tucson Women and Childrens Association, St Vincent De Paul, North West Interfaith, La Frontera, Southern Az Legal Aid, Family Housing Resources, Chicano for LA Casa, Tucson Indian Center, AZ housing Prevention, One Step, Pima Community Center and most do not have funds at this time or because I am not battered or homeless yet I do not fall into their guidelines for assistance.