Nearly 17 years ago we moved into a two-story house that dates back to the 1930s. As a big family with five underage kids, our parents never had the funds to renovate our home and turn the uninhabitable second floor to inhabitable- because of that seven of us had to live on the first floor, sharing one bedroom. Altogether there were 8 people living in the house with the 8th person being our grandmother. As years have gone by, the house has rapidly continued to deteriorate. The foundation is sinking and there are gaping holes in the exterior walls which affect the temperature inside. Financially we are living from paycheck to paycheck which makes it impossible to do any work on the house or get a loan. It is embarrassing to share our predicament but as a last resort we are hoping for some financial aid.
What needs a renovation:
the sinking basement
the furnaces we use the heat up the house