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Is there help with paying rent that the landlord raised beyond what you can afford?

asked 2019-05-14 16:17:02 -0700

shorty gravatar image

updated 2019-05-20 20:25:22 -0700

Doris gravatar image

I got papers that my landlord is raising the rent to an enormous amount. He jacked the rent up an extra $400 per month and he knows I can't afford that kind of money. I work but don't make that kind of money. I still have to be able to pay my bills and get my medication that I need to live and buy food to eat. I have talked to him. He doesn't care. He only worried about getting more money. I asked about rent assistance and they said they don't have it.  I asked about low income housing and they said they only help 55 and older. What's going on? Where's the help for people who are trying? I should let you know that I don't have any kids and I have lived in this place for 14 years. I have looked at places and I can't afford $600 to $1,000 rents. I need to stay by the bus line. I work in Oak Creek but live in Milwaukee. Is there any help out there? Please, any information, I would appreicate it. Is there help with paying rent that the landlord raised beyond what you can afford?

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answered 2019-05-22 13:44:46 -0700

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Sorry for your predicament. You could try contacting a Legal Aid office near you and see if there is anything they can suggest to help you --- or if perhaps see whether your landlord is within his legal rights. Also take a look at this review of Low Income Help and be sure to scroll all the way down to the section about Housing.

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