As the subject suggests, I'm about to be homeless /pol/. My rent just went up suddenly, and I won't be able to afford it. I've got a week and some change before I'll have to go, but I honestly have no idea what to do or where to go. I walk to my job, since I have no car, and I'm in the middle of nowhere, so leaving means I'll lose that too.
How much do you have saved, what are your earnings, what city are you in.
You can get a vehicle that moves for under $1000. You can get this amount financed if your credit isn't pure shit and you have a job. The summer months are coming so sleeping in the car isn't too bad.
See if you can live with a friend temporarily.
Try a men's shelter.
Buy a cheap car and live there temporarily.
Get the cheapest gym membership nearby so you can shower and maintain appearances.
Good luck and godspeed.
No friends currently. Time and money have driven them all away. There is no men's shelter within a reasonable distance. There's only a church that lets you stay on weekends and a "women, children, and full family" shelter about 20 miles out.
Quickly write a letter to Trump. Make sure it's detailed. The media never talks about this, but Trump loves helping people. Trump is your answer. I honestly don't know what else to say, other than you should've tried to keep some friends. Friends and family are the safety net when this sort of thing happens. Without them, I don't know what you should do. You could try to volunteer somewhere, and tell your story, maybe someone will pity you. You're going to have to walk, I suppose, since you don't have anything. Do you have a job? How have you been paying rent so far? You could buy a car, like a cheap fucking car, and make payments on it, like you would normally make for rent, and live in the car. One thing I can say for certain, you're going to have to put a lot of effort into this, and shitposting on /pol/ is not a great start. Also you're not giving a whole lot of information. ... I could use more, like if you have a job, how you payed rent before the increase, if you're in good physical shape, how do you feed yourself now.. Do you have any skills? You're in a pretty deep hole from the sounds of things. Worst case, go find a cheap used tent, something old, and made out of canvas, and go live in a national park. Until you figure things out.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, you don't have to leave your place right now. Really you do not. Make your landlord go through all the steps to evict you, it will take a month, maybe longer. Then go stand in front of the judge, and tell him what has happened, and that you're going to be homeless. If you're not about to be evicted, then the process will take a very long time, and judges don't like to toss people out on the street. Just make sure to make your hearing. Have your shit together, and deal with your issues. What state do you live in? It will give me a better idea of what you're dealing with as far as eviction goes.
I work at McDonald's. It's the only place I was able to find employment. I don't have nearly enough money saved for a car. I'm a certified EMT in my state, but no one will hire an EMT without experience (and you can't get experience without being hired thanks to archaic good Samaritan laws). My physical shape is fair, I guess. A little on the south side of average. As for food, I eat at work mostly. I have things like ramen or eggs at home whenever I go more than a day or two off.
Oh you're still here. What state do you live in? Actually, here. Just go and read up on your rights as a tenant. You would be surprised at how long you can live in a place, without paying for it. During that time, you can save your money, and move onto something better.
When I moved in here, I worked out a deal with the landlord to pay less money. It was all verbal of course, and I really do appreciate the help, but this area isn't great economy-wise, and I knew it couldn't last forever. What kind of person would I be if I shat on someone that did me a favor?
>What kind of person would I be if I shat on someone that did me a favor?
The type that's not homeless. Anyways, if you don't have a lease, that's even better. You need to work this out with the person you're renting from. You need to let them know that you can't afford it, and that you will become homeless if they don't accept, but will continue to pay rent at the original agreed price, but you will leave as soon as you can.
Just do what a previous anon said and drag out an eviction, get to a recruiter ASAP, explain your situation and see how soon you can get in. I promise you, if you are able to enlist you can have a great life with stable finances and a marketable skill in a few years.
I have to think about it. I'm not so selfless that I can say I wouldn't do anything to stay off the street, but those are just words; I'm not sure I really can be that sort of person.
Anyways, I would love to be able to help you more, but you're going to have to shit on the person you're renting from, in order to keep from becoming homeless.
Tenants and Squatters
In general, getting former tenants or squatters out of a rental property requires the aid of the courts. If a landlord follows due process, evicting a tenant from a rental property is straightforward, though it could take time. In some rental property squatting cases, however, evicting a squatter making seemingly valid property claims could take much longer.
Evicting Former Tenants
Former tenants refusing to leave rental properties can usually only be removed after obtaining a formal court-ordered eviction. In California, a landlord must first file an unlawful detainer lawsuit in Superior Court. After giving a former tenant proper notice of the eviction lawsuit, a trial may be held and a ruling issued. Many jurisdictions look at landlord-tenant disputes as always requiring the courts to sort everything out.
Many squatters look at vacant rental properties as an opportunity to at least temporarily gain free housing. Some rental property squatters, when confronted by law enforcement, may even present valid-looking leases, deeds or other documents. When competing property claims between squatters and landlords arise, many jurisdictions will again refer matters to the courts. It can also take longer to settle a case. Several court hearings could be needed to evict a true squatter from a rental property.
Hope I was able to help in some way. Good luck.
It's almost spring. Buy a down sleeping bag and find a comfy spot in the woods, you pussy. Get a 24 hour gym membership for showers. There are also laundry mats and libraries for internet.
Just squat and use the time to find an alternative. You have to lose some dignity to avoid losing it all. Ask friends and coworkers, family and extended family, charities and government agencies... whatever it takes.
This has been suggested a number of times, so I'll address it seriously.
One, my area is not very good for this sort of thing. There aren't many places where having roommates would be applicable, and those that do apply are somehow just as expensive (if not more) than the smaller, single options.
My current housing is a single room with hardly enough room for just myself, so even if I could find a roommate quickly, I would not have the space.
I'm a white, single male in his 20s, meaning I'm not eligible for many housing and assistance options. Squatting, innawoods, and an hero are the only viable options I've received thus far.
So let me get this straight, you worked out a deal with the landlord to pay less rent, meaning he was certainly aware of your financial condition, and yet he raises rent on you?
He's either a dick and you should legally milk him for all his apartment is worth like the other anon suggested...
Or you're a lying moron who just fucked up his story while trying to show an ultra conservative sumatran pictogram board how bad "the poor" have it in America.
I don't know how prisons are in your area, but if the life there is bearable and you can talk to the outside world, get yourself into jail. It might sound stupid, but looking at your post makes me think you are in check mate, anyways. Do something like a faked robbery, turn yourself in and try to land something from prison. Hell, if it's like here, you can learn a trade there while never having to worry about rent and bills. Dead serious with this thought. Best of luck and don't give up - you might want to read Chris Gardners story to prepare yourself for what's coming.
If you dont mind it i can come and sleeo with you in same bed and when you poop i will pee etc i am a guy but i am sure we can work something out i can bring a wig for you to wear and some panties. In return i will pay for half of everything, even your wii U habit.
OP is a diagnosed Bipolar 2. Maybe you should ask his other personality
...find a room-mate. Preferably not a black man you meet on craigslist.
Also, buy a fucking house and stop getting jew-fucked by rent. Even if it is a cheap piece of shit house, you can pay it off in 15 years and be done. My grandfather buys houses all the time, anything around 100K. He pays about 230 a month in payments and charges 750 in rent, which is 250 cheaper than an apartment of the same square footage - so the tenants love him and take care of the place. If the housing market goes up in the area, he sells the house eventually. If it doesn't, he waits.
He is a farm mechanic by trade. But I'd estimate he's cleared several million in profit just by selling houses.
I'm way too lazy for pushing some retarded narrative. I've been here for almost 2 years now, so I really have no good excuse for not saving up more. Low pay, forced insurance I don't need, and less-than-perfect spending habits are rough for anyone, any country.
My landlord has been more than generous, I've just worn out their generosity.
Uh... it really doesn't work like this here. Criminal charges are public record. So, if you go into jail for a money crime, any job that handles money won't trust you. If you go in for a violet/sexual crime, most jobs that would allow you to be incontact with women or children won't trust you in anyway.
You can get a GED and some prisons do offer training programs, but they're viewed as poor at best. You can apply to some colleges while imprisoned.
>sleep in said car
>be glad homelessness didnt hit during winter
>dont be faggot
This, that's sounds more like a college aged libertarian who has never had to deal with the real world or finances before
As it happens, I have my GED, and I went to college. Financial Aid cucked me out of my last few semesters of grants/scholarships, and I couldn't get approved for loans large enough to cover the cost, so I became an EMT with the cash I had left.
Didn't work out as well as I'd planned.
I see, that's unfortunate. It's much easier here then. I have a friend that did what I was talking about and became an electrician while in jail. He then started an own business when he got out. It IS a way to unscrew your life if you do this skillfully and the conditions in your country are right.
But McDonalds is well paid, it pays about $20 per hour where I live. Why can't you find a place with that? Your workers union is slacking off if they don't adjust the pay to fit local circumstances. Talk to your union representative and everything will solve itself
1. How much money do you have?
2. What possessions do you own?
3. What state do you live in?
You should be looking to do 3 things:
>liquify your assets
>find a shelter
Go on reddit, go to your state's subreddit and make a plea for help.
You have many options anon.
> How much money do you have?
>What possessions do you own?
The computer I'm using right now, my overly expensive cell phone (with the minimum data plan available... still just stupid expensive), a handgun, and my cat.
No assets to liquify, no shelters for single men, and I already have the only job I've been able to find in the past ~year.
Why? Giving me your state isn't gonna let me stalk you. But I can put you in touch with people who can help you for free, quickly.
Or not, I'm just trying to help. I help people in your situation for a living.
If you have hardly any money saved, why do you own a cat? Why do you have an expensive cell phone?
>get rid of cat
>sell phone on eBay
>buy Ting filp phone for less than $10 a month
>look for jobs in the nearest large city on Craigslist
>search terms "construction" "warehouse" "helper" "apprentice"
>acquire job and leave bumblefuck shithole you live in now
My phone isn't expensive, the plan is. I've had the same phone since 2011, so it's essentially worthless beyond being the only surefire way of contacting me. I didn't purchase the handgun, but I'm not selling it either. I'm allergic to cats, but she's antisocial and attacks anyone that isn't me out of fear.
So you're just gonna assume that's the case without even asking? You've been given several options and conveniently had (bullshit) excuses for every single one.
Your landlord fucked you over. Either go fucking tell him that or buy yourself time to find another apartment while he fucks about with an eviction.
Ask your boss for a raise and explain your predicament. Be humble and polite. The worst he can do is say no. Don't be a pussy.
Find a roommate. You're not in a good area? Then you're going to have to put effort in, sorry.
This is what conservatives that aren't in high school are referring to when they say you're not working hard enough. No one cares if you spend 60 hours a week pushing buttons in a McDonald's or shuffling boxes around in a warehouse. If you're lazy outside your job you're going to fucking fail.
Alright. I'm not in West Virginia but I can give some advice.
Call them - don't submit online. Gets things done faster. At the very least, you should be able to get some local advice and probably extend your current housing situation for a few days to a few weeks, or flat out convince your landlord not to evict you. Legal representation is powerful - he might not want to go to court to actually evict you, or he might delay, thus giving you more time.
Can also check this out: http://www.wvlegalservices.org/
Re: the phone bill, Straight Talk and AT&T have pay as you go plans from $30-40.
Also, go to your work and ask for a raise/more hours. Be sincere but not begging. Ask the same to your LL if you can work out a way to stay - sincere, but not begging.
Good luck. If you were in a different state I'd be able to offer more help but that's about it. Really it's on you to make an effort to not be homeless, just gotta grind. Good luck and God bless.
Have you worked a minimum wage job in recent memory? You don't even get fired at my McDonald's. You get put "on-call" for 5 days a week, every week, and never get to come in. Rock the boat, take a swim. Until I'm positive I won't find some way to stay within range of this job, I don't think it's smart to risk losing it.
Also make sure to utilize the resources here:
Alright, thanks. I've got that copied down and I'll call tomorrow (after 1700 here).
I work the maximum number of hours they'll let any non-salary employee work (about 28), so apart from making the jump to manager, that's probably not possible. Still, I don't think mentioning it will hurt anything.
As for the phone bill, I'm already using AT&T's low plan. It's 54 a month + 10 for some bullshit I don't even remember.
This. You keep suggesting everything is impossible OP. Just join the military. Grt some training and experience.
You never know, you may like it and go career military or even find a wife you can settle down with
My AT&T monthly is $40 (normally $45 for discounted for autorefill) and I get unlimited talk, text, and G GB of 4G data with rollover.
And yeah I understand the hours thing. Especially because of Obamacare, employers won't go above that threshold.
And yeah the center, if it works like the one I work at, you'll talk to an initial screener who will take information from you and then she'll hand you off to the appropriate attorney's office (me) who will review it and then make a determination on what can be done. So make sure you stress that time is of the essence to get your file priority. We usually put time-sensitive evictions in front of everything else.
Look for a kitchen porter job in any decent restaurant, OP. The staff turnover is notoriously high (it's shit, but not as shit as fast food) but there's the chance of progression if you're keen to learn. I've been running kitchens in Scotland for years, and I've taken in loads of fast food strays. The rewards are there if you can stay alive when the shit hits the fan. The pay will probably be shit to begin with, but extra shifts are fucking easy to pick up in the catering trade.
I lived in a tent for 8 months in Florida while skydiving everyday.
Luckily the place had showers and shit.
Just go live at a dropzone and learn to pack parachutes.
>Mental health issues
Are you sure you arent some type of illegal immigrant terrorist looking for a way to live in America off the grid?
My mental health isn't debilitating or anything. I'm just "hypomanic". Treatment options are few and rarely effective, so I don't even worry about it. And I have family, that wacky cat counts.
Also, just browsing the WV guideline here:
It says that self-eviction by LL's is prohibited in WV so he can't just physically kick you out himself. He needs a court order.
It sounds like you are on a verbal month to month agreement? If so, it says he can evict you for any reason but MUST give 30 days WRITTEN notice.
Says the 30 days = a full rental period, so if you get the notice on the 15th of month A, you don't have until the 15th of month B, you have until the last day of month B. So, you might have more time than you think.
>rent costs too much
Move to another place
>my job doesn't pay enough
Get a better job/stop wasting your fucking money
>I'm a qualified EMT. I'm also bipolar ;(
What a great fucking combo
Come on m8, It's not the fucking difficult.
My next payment is due the 8th, so at best, I'll have a month from the 10th. That is good news though, thank you. I think I can find a route with that much time, and do it without hating myself to boot.
If I could find a job in emergency work, I would. I went to college for biology/medicine, and it's something I actually care to try at. The problem isn't me, in this case (at least not directly), but the people that have jobs an EMT could do that won't hire someone without experience.
>>16862583 got insulted for telling the truth
now you idiots are upset that OP keeps making retarded excuses, is utterly incompetent or just trolling you all
>Become a fireman with EMT cert
>Live at fire station
>Buy shitty truck and fix it.
>Build a teardrop trailer to live in.
You should work on your optimism or motivation since you should have been trying to improve your situation or save money this entire time. It seems life is forcing you to try harder or come out of your comfort zone.
Given the population in my area, my town would narrow it down far, far too much.
I'm in my mid twenties, and McDonald's is my only official job, though I have worked as a farmhand and caretaker as well.
>optimism and motivation
Those would indeed be my biggest hurdles. I've looked into getting my fire cert, but every class has been too far for me to attend reliably. Not having a vehicle, friends, or family to tow me around is pretty inconvenient (albeit mostly my own fault).
>fast food experience
You can work anywhere in the nation.
Some restaurants are 24 hour.
8 hours at mc d's
8 hours overnight at subway
Do this long enough to increase your savings
Then use the savings to purchase a $3-4k suv that you can sleep in.
Just to get situated.
Find a room mate to reduce living costs once youre able to afford an actual place to stay
Explain why you wont do this?
My cousin would do this in the winter. Once he just walked into the convenience store, took a 6 pack of beer, walked outside and started drinking until the cops came and arrested him.
There aren't many 24-hour establishments here period, so it's not as simple as having the desire. That said, your suggestion (which is good) is more of a hindsight thing at this point. It's what I should have done.
It's $225 a month + utilities now, it's going up to $400 + utilities. Utilities themselves range between 150 and 250. I bring home about 700 a month after taxes.
My one resistance to moving out of state is that my EMT certificate is only for WV. Getting NREMT certification takes time and money (and transportation....), so I haven't had much opportunity to acquire it. Having spent a good deal of time and money on being an EMT already, I really don't want to throw it all away.
best of luck to you, Just so you know I've been there and spent more time than I would have liked in a homeless shelter. But I'm receiving assistance for housing now and hopefully my job will let me cover rent and other necessities when my assistance runs out. No matter what happens it doesn't do any good to feel sorry for yourself. I would never accuse you of having done something to bring yourself to this situation. With the lack of good jobs more and more people will find themselves in a tough situation.
Thats why you hold on to that cert and once youve saved money working in a place like vegas and you have a car etc etc, move back to where the cert is valid and look for emt work again. Youre only moving out to get back on your feet. If you do well and move back to wv and you begin to fail again then accept that the state has nothing to offer you.
Will you do this?