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I need help with rent and bills

asked 2015-09-15 14:45:44 -0700

shorty gravatar image

updated 2015-09-17 09:05:37 -0700

Marie gravatar image

I have called every place in the city of Milwaukee, WI and asked if there was help with paying rent and bills. I got 3 places UMOS, MAXIUMS, AND America Works. I asked for rent help and they all said the same thing: if you don't have kids we will not help you. I said what about people who can't have kids or don't want kids, where' s help for them? They said there is none. One lady told me to get pregnant just to get help and after the baby is born give it up for adopting. I'm struggling now, why would I bring a baby in to this world if I can't take care of mysel and I'm struggling? I lost my mom last year dealing with depression. I wanted to go back to work but found out I had a tumor the size of a cantaloupe in my uterus and had that removed. Im trying to get back on my feet and asked about rent assistance but they don't have section 8 here. I love where I live don't want to move.

Where's the help for people like me? I have a temp job and work here and there but not a lot and I go without a lot. I heard about working cars for working families but I can't get that, I was told they don't have that here. If I had a car I could get a stable/permmanent job. Buses here go so far and these jobs are 2.5 hours to 4.0 hours a way on a bus. I don't want to be on a bus that long. Is there any help for me?

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answered 2015-09-17 09:14:12 -0700

Marie gravatar image

Sorry things are so tough for you right now Shorty. I definitely agree that you should not bring a child into your current situation, that is not a way to get benefits! I have a few suggestions for you and hope they will help:

1. Check out this article about getting help. You may have tried a lot of things but you will probably find some resources here that you didn't know about - and it will help you make sure that you are getting all the benefits you're entitled to It will take some effort but  anything worthwhile does, right? 

2. Find a local Community Services Agency and see what support they might be able to provide. They typcially provide food and clothing to low income people and don't require that you have kids to get help. Also take a look at the churches in your area (even consider going to chruch!).

3. Consider moving. You may love where you live but if you can't find a job you can get to you may have to make that tough decision.

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answered 2015-09-23 09:13:06 -0700

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I did got to the link that Marie sent me and I called the places they connected me to and they all said the same thing we can't help you because you don't have kids this is crazy just help people with kids. This is not right I feel like who cares about the people who have kids the government should help everyone not just people with kids.

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