Im due in 10 weeks, and my husband I are going to be homeless.. Im so scared..?
I've looked everywhere. I've called 67 different apartments. my husband has a semi-good job, but finding a place to live in New Jersey is so hard. Ive been trying for months now. I had an appointment to look at an apartment, and the guy said he would let us stay there. the very next day, he said he changed his mind. my husband and I were in tears. I'm 21, my husband is 25 and this is my first baby (although Ive had a MC before.) I stay with my in laws, but there is 8 of us in a 2 bedroom house, and I have to leave when my little girl arrives. I haven't had my own room in years, not to mention I am VERY pregnant sleeping on the floor. Ive lived in cars and garages and a trailer for the past 5 years. we are good people... I dont know why everything goes wrong for us.. what can I do?? giving my baby up is OUT of the question. I need a place to live.. is there someplace i can call? can anyone give me advice? is there any Org. that will REALLY help me?? to Katie: its Ignorant people like you that make a world a difficult place to live in. my child was not planned, but she is a happy blessing, none the less. i would do anything for her. you didn't get that from what i have typed? I'm sure your happily living with mommy and daddy, while real hard working people struggle with families. shame on you. the thing is, I have a down payment! although with a baby i can only afford 700-750. I have looked at rent.com. the only places I can afford seem to be the slums of atlantic city. I couldnt have my child there... thank you very much though. my mother is helping me get on WIC. I am looking to try to apply for section 8. that would help. you see, you must understand, im not poor, but it seems no one wants to let me rent from them... if only i could explain it better... thanks to all for your answers. (and about the praying thing... ive been doing it ridiculously... its really not doing anything but getting my hopes up before they are smashed.)
Asked By: Mary Moon - 4/4/2007
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One day, you guys will be SOOOOOO proud of yourselves for having made it, for having stuck together, worked together. You will have a great story for your daughter... More
Answered By: thomas j - 4/4/2007
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Look up Interfaith Hospitality network... it is especially tailored for families with small children. Good luck!
Answered By: Kyra C - 4/4/2007
i know it is rough but it really sounds like u need to get out of Jersey, try Philly. i know it sounds easy for me to say i dont know the full extent of your situation that is my best advice
Answered By: tre_132mp - 4/4/2007
Have you tried your church? If you don't belong to one now would be a good time to start. shelters until you can find an apt.. Pray and give it to God, and he will make a way for you. Obviously you can't do it on your own, which so many of us can't So why not give God a try. Good luck sweetie and God bless.
Answered By: Ama A - 4/4/2007
Well I'm sure there are shelters that would accomodate you however I think you need to pray until something happens...you don't need to live in a place other than the home intended...nothing like your own... More
Answered By: Diva - 4/4/2007
this sounds more like discrimination to me. Start here and relax.
Answered By: zyberianwarrior - 4/4/2007
Go talk with a church. If you can't find a place to stay they will usually help you out. You might also try Women In Need or something like that.
Answered By: holley roger - 4/4/2007
i became homeless when i was preg. very STRESSFULL situation. if you are willing you have several options: 1 # after baby is born the social worker at the hospital can refer you to a shelter that accepts families, mom, dad, and baby. it make be stressfull but it cant get any worse and at least you guys would be... More
Answered By: lumpkinstonya - 4/4/2007
omg i'm really sorry to hear all this better yet read. but anyway maybe you should try to get on welfare??? i don't know what the qualifications are but it won't hurt to try. i usually woudn't support someone to do this but it seems like you really need help. i wish you the best of luck.
Answered By: C0C0 - 4/4/2007
Try either the religious system (if they're any good, they won't care WHAT religion - or not - that you are, though they might attempt conversion), or talking with the Department of Family Services who might be able to direct you to low-income housing... More
Answered By: jlene18 - 4/4/2007
Sweetie I have no advice because I am not familiar with New Jeresy but I would check every agency and non profit organizations as well as churches. I wish you luck!
Answered By: JAngel - 4/4/2007
Call the "Housing Authority" in your city and see if you could qaulify for emergency assistance with the baby coming. This will be low income housing or section 8... More
Answered By: Joan M - 4/4/2007
have you tried going to a local pregnancy center... More
Answered By: vkewl182 - 4/4/2007
Well i will give you advice look in Landary places and see apatments or little houses... More
Answered By: Princess - 4/4/2007
Answered By: debrasearch - 4/4/2007
wow i'm very sorry that this is happening to you and your hubby . is it possible for you to relocate to a different area i know its hard to just pick up and leave but it is an option if you can relocate your jobs sorry i can't help anymore i wish you and hubby and baby the best of luck
Answered By: sandy - 4/4/2007
Hey... I am so sorry that you are in this situation. Where in Nj do you live? These days, with the taxes and all, only millionares can afford to live there. You may want to consider moving to west to pa? the price of living in so much cheaper... More
Answered By: Maureen - 4/5/2007
I just happened upon this site while I was looking for something else but maybe it was destiny. Your local state senator and/or representatives have staff to help constituents resolve problems. That is what I do. Unfortunately, I live in Nevada. If you do not know who they are you can access that information at... More
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