Help for the Homeless: How to Find a Home Now via @homebidz

Help for the Homeless: How to Find a Home Now

In the face of good buying times often comes an awful era for renters. As foreclosures start to kick people out of their homes, investors buy them up to rent. Often, those who are renting have much more competition. One woman with three children was turned down for homes and apartments repeatedly because of a late electricity payments a decade ago. While every situation is different, there are almost always solutions if you will take the time to look. There are options for people who are without housing, and there are people who want to help you.

Options for Housing

If you're facing these hard times, take action now to make sure you and your family are sheltered. If you're new to this predicament, you may not know what options are out there. Most communities have emergency rental assistance as well as temporary transitional shelters for individuals and families. Here's what allfinance411 had to say:
Often, you’ll be able to receive temporary housing should an eviction take place. Some shelters may have rules about curfew, the amount of personal belongings and duration of stay, but that’s no reason to not take the help. Many people are embarrassed of their situation, or do not want to give up the bad habits that lead them to this situation and would rather hide it than take advantage of the many programs out there.

Get Help

If you aren't sure where to look, your first stop is your local Department of Human Services or Adult and Family Services office. They should be able to point you in the right direction. Some communities have a line you can call by dialing 211 on your touch tone phone to reach an advocate that can tell you about local services. If you are homeless, good luck in your search for a home. You are not alone.

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