Pass along rental assistance information to others
8/26/2021, 6 p.m.
Re “State still has $788M available to help families facing eviction,” Free Press Aug. 5-7 edition:
Thank you, Free Press, for letting more people know about the help they may receive before being evicted.
I see, according to the article, that the city court dockets showed landlords were seeking orders to evict 129 families. The article covered extensively how someone may apply for these available funds. It was stated that the state Department of Housing and Community Development is taking the applications.
If you are not cognizant on how to fill out one of these applications, I am sure someone will help you complete the form.
No one wants to be evicted. Many individuals are doing their best to try and survive.
First, talk with your landlord to see if there is any possible resolution to the predicament that you are in. I hope he or she will have some compassion even though some of landlords don’t.
Hopefully from reading this article, a person will be able to tap into some of these resources. Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head and food in the refrigerator. To me, these are essentials of having a quality life. Whether people realize it or not, many of us are one or two paychecks from being in the same situation.
Thanks again Free Press for lending readers a helping hand by writing a story about this program because I am sure many people were unaware of this. Now that we know, we should also pass this information on to those that need it and still are unaware.
Remember the saying, “I am my brother’s and sister’s keeper.” Please pass the information on.
ERNEST PARKER JR.