Hello again people of tumblr, as you may have seen in a previous post of mine, my mother and I are in extreme danger of being homeless. Well now it’s worse than ever because when we missed our eviction hearing due to car problems, they went on without us despite telling us that “they had gotten ahold of the lawyer before the hearing, and that they would not take any further action until Oct. 24th”. But now we have been told to evict, and that filing an appeal on the decision would cost us over 200$ that we desperately need and cannot afford to give them. Our only hope right now is the help of strangers like you.
PLEASE HELP US. We are real people in need of real help. If you’d like more information on the situation, you can check out my old post and this letter my Mother wrote to send out for help:
My name is Sandra Loudermilk. I live in Collierville, Shelby County, with my 25 year old daughter and 3 dogs. We live in the home where I grew up with my mother. It’s been my home for over 40 years and I am about to get thrown out of it. My mother passed in Janurary 2011. We have struggled ever since to find a way to stay in our home. We live on my monthly SSA check. We have generated some income in other ways, but nothing steady.
I am severely disabled. I have several chronic health issues. I do am only 55, but I’ve had a heart attack and 6 tia strokes. I am partially paralyzed. Right now, I need 4 surgeries and 3 invasive tests to see if there is anything else wrong. My daughter suffers with chronic (almost daily) migraine headaches with severe dizziness. They haven’t been able to effectively treat her, or me either.
I know your time is valuable and I don’t want to make this a long tale of woe, I am just trying to relate how difficult a situation we’re in. I couldn’t even pack my clothes or papers and there is 40 years of stuff here. I have attempted to clear out since my mom passed, (we had like 10 yard sales) but now I am just so-o-o sick. We have no where to go and no way to get there. There’s no section 8 housing or vouchers available here. There’s only some temporary women’s shelters and they are intended for women with minor children.
I don’t believe my community or my government intends for something like this to be happening to anybody, especially people like us. Realistically, I know sick, disabIed and elderly people get thrown out everyday. Why no one is talking about what must be a monumental homeless problem, I don’t know.
I qualify for a FHA low income, low interest loan, which they were terming a VAMP loan. One difficulty I’ve had is the mortgage lender (it’s Citi Mortgage now, I think),has been sold out 4 times since 2011 and each time I have to fight to get them to deal with me because, my name is not on the mortgage. I did have my name added to the Deed of Trust, by the County Trustee. Unknowingly, that put me in a terrible “catch 22” position. I have been working with HUD community counselors, Hud recommended lenders. I went to MALS and she was nothing but discouraging, just telling me I couldn’t afford this house and preparing me for foreclosure. That was July 2013, I don’t give up that easy. One of these people should have known about NACA. I discovered them too late and though they really tried, they can’t help me now. Everything has been a labor intensive process and my limited abilities are easily depleted. It’s taken me 4 days to write this.
I’ve now run out of rope, hope and faith. They’re telling me the Sheriff could be at my door any day. We really have worked and prayed hard, trying everything anybody suggested and everything we knew. Please help, don’t let us become homeless!
If you cannot donate on gofundme and want to help us, my mother’s paypal is email@example.com.
I am also trying selling some of my anime merch if you’d prefer to buy something with your money.
If you can’t donate, a reblog would be equally appreciated, but I don’t want to pressure you either so please don’t take it that way. We just need help.