Last year, I voluntarily placed my children with family due to CPS involvement. I proceeded to meet all requirements, classes and stipulations conveyed. I attended therapy, classes and graduated all requirements! Things were looking better, a new vehicle was financed, and the housing hunt began! (Hard to aquire but it happened) We leased our new start in January. I obtained new employment , and kept putting one foot in front of the other. Pushing. Then i got some type of eye infection, which kept me from work because the meds prescribed didnt work which caused a new round of treatment, until the doctors got it right. By then the rent was a month late. I called agencies for assistance, and i got an appointment with a nearby organization. They were mainly geared to help with post- Harvey needs and i qualified due to our loss in the storm. I brought the paperwork to the apartment manager with a sense of relief! The end of April, i came home to notice of eviction, and was informed that the process from the organization was too lengthy (20 days...)to stall the eviction so the filing went forward.
May 2018, our family was evicted from our dwelling.We removed our belongings to the nearest facility to store them and rented a daily motel room. On Fathers Day, our car was repossesed due to delinquincy, and we made the choice to be relocated closer to my employment because of transit time and commute.
Since May, a vicious cycle has overtook this house.......work....pay rent for motel room, work...pay rent again......and at the location presently, the amount fluctuates. I wish we were only responsible for a set rate.....but the surprise occurs daily!
Due to "demand" ( i work close to an airport) the rate varies. We have paid almost 1900 a month since May to shelter ourselves and there seems to be no way out.
In 4 days, October 1st, the rental storage unit is set to be auctioned. The catastrophy of Hurricane Harvey caused major lossesvto a storage unit that was rescued and now is all we have, and we have a sublet apartment we will be occupying next month. Why fight all this time to tread water and lose at the end?
I earn honest wages, but not enough to feed and shelter my family and catch up on compacted late fees, returned debit attempts which overdrafted the account.
Ive been told that if God sees us to it, He will see us through it.
I see amazing things happen everyday and hope that one day, I can pay an amazing act forward, to a person who humbled themselves and reached their hand in need.....
Be blessed and be a blessing!