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How and Where to Look for Help to Pay Your Rent

Most often, the bill that becomes most critical for people is the rent.

It can be overwhelming when the landlord is threatening eviction.

If you anticipate that paying rent is going to be a problem, don’t wait until your landlord is ready to evict you!


Talk with your landlord.
Let them know that you are seeking assistance. Tell them that getting this bill paid as quickly as possible is important to you as well as to them.

This will let them know that you are acting in good faith and you are not ignoring the problem

Ask them is they have any assistance programs. If they do, use them.

You may be able to make payment arrangements for the current bill, and/or get discounts on future bills.

If you have small children or someone ill or elderly in the house, let them know. This may give you priority consideration.


Contact your local United Way
.

In many places you can get them by dialing 2-1-1.

Many local charities and organizations partner with United Way to provide needed services. They can give you resources in your area that help with rent/mortgage payments.


Contact a local church.

Many churches have emergency funds to help members. Call them.

If you are not a member, or if they are unable to help, ask if they know of other places in your area that might be able to help you.

Many Catholic Churches try to help anyone in their local community. Ask if they can help you.

If they cannot help you, ask them for the number of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in your area and the number for the LOCAL Catholic Charities Agency. (You do not need to be Catholic to get help from these organizations.)

 

There are other places that offer help. These will probably be the quickest for you.

 
For more Resources that help with Rent/ Mortgage click on “Rent” in the “Quick Info” Section  on this blog (www.FindHelpToPayBills.wordpress.com).
 
 
Don’t let your temporary situation get you down emotionally. Try to balance this hardship with the positive things in your life.
 

Remember: The sooner you start and the better prepared you are, the more likely it is that you will find the help you need to pay your rent.

If you like this article click on the little yellow star at the bottom of this article.

And feel free to leave a comment.

I’d love to hear from you!

 

I am a Registered Nurse and have been helping people for over 30 years

Throughout the years I have become acutely aware of the emotional toll on people facing financial difficulties, and the challenges they have trying to find help when they need it most desperately.  

I had often wished there was a single source where people could go, to find out where to look for help and learn how to access it – quickly and easily. I never could find it.

That’s why I now research information and make it available for you in an organized, easy-to-use format on my blog @ www.FindHelpToPayBills.wordpress.com

Pat McMann

© Copyright Pat McMann All rights reserved.

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  1. melissa dickens
    June 29, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Im in need of paying my rent and var payment i have t
    Four kids and in need i recent lost my job and in need i dont know where tp turn to i m in need for my rent if anybodyvan help me hod bless

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  3. Brittany
    June 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I dont think you could help my best friend her boy friend me and my botfriend all live together we finally got jobs but cant pay the rent this month our landlord wont have it my best friends pregnent too so it really sucks because we worked so hard for our hone then lost our jobs im glad we got new o es but its too late

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  6. Annastasia Birr
    May 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Hi my name is Annastasia Birr. I dont know who to go to. Im in desperate need of getting my Rent paid. I hope someone out there can help me. Please get back with me ASAP. Here is my email address snoopys_22@yahoo.com Thanks

    • May 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

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    • hayat nasrawi
      May 30, 2013 at 7:34 am

      hi my name is hayat iam canadine i live onlon ,iam person take much responsability i work in restaurant part-time not enght for me ,iam divorceit longtime i need help …i have problem with the owner for my rent because me very let for pay my rent he need the owner givehim 900doller me no have nothing more my bills .. i dont buy food i dont eat much ,,,,iam suffering much i fond my life very hards . i need help much

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        May 30, 2013 at 7:42 am

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  8. sarah
    December 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I am a single person who was made homeless which was beyond my control, i manage to get a a room to rent within that time ive manage to get a job its been 3 months now and am still waiting a starting date. I have been chasing up the company but still no response anyway am 3 months in rent which is £780 i have tired to raise the money but had no luck, even if i get half its still better than nothing..is there any advice you could give me pls because she gave me until the 5th jan to pay the money thanks

  9. Ireece P.
    December 20, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Hello, My name is Ireece;
    Iam a 28-year-old college student with a $20,000 school loan, $1500 apartment rent, and $900 utility bills that all truly need to be for this new year that is approaching. I lost my job do to the factory closing down so that has left me helpless and unemployed.I dont have a bank account because I have so many expenses the money never stays in the bank.I really need help this christmas with my bills and also buying gifts for my family.I am an aunt to 7 boys and 6 girls and the god mother to 2boys 2girls. I love all of my family very much but it hurts really bad know that I am going to be kicked out of my place in january if these bills aren’t paid and possibly put on financle probation until I can pay on my school loan.I really need some serious from a very honest openhearted generous person. Thank you all and Happy Holidays!!
    I need this help by this weekend before Christmas…. :)

  10. Paese Taia
    October 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Paese Taia :I need your help for me and my kids,we want to move out from my husband becouz he hearting me so so badly even my daughter to the word he useing to me he say to my daughter to thous word you dont use to your wife or your husband or your kids,i have this pain for so so many years now my daughter is crown up and i dont want to live with him any more he my end up do somthing relly bad,i looking for are rent i found are rent and i need the bond and the satff inside the house i dont have anything,im not working im looking after my youngher daughter 9 month pleas that why i need your help i dont have any family in this country and no one to terun to if any broplem….pleas pleas help me and my kids we want to have are good lifewe not happy were we arewith my husband…thnaks verymuch have are nice day

    i need it for friday next week…5000 ausd pleas

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      November 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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  11. Paese Taia
    October 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I need your help for me and my kids,we want to move out from my husband becouz he hearting me so so badly even my daughter to the word he useing to me he say to my daughter to thous word you dont use to your wife or your husband or your kids,i have this pain for so so many years now my daughter is crown up and i dont want to live with him any more he my end up do somthing relly bad,i looking for are rent i found are rent and i need the bond and the satff inside the house i dont have anything,im not working im looking after my youngher daughter 9 month pleas that why i need your help i dont have any family in this country and no one to terun to if any broplem….pleas pleas help me and my kids we want to have are good lifewe not happy were we arewith my husband…thnaks verymuch have are nice day

    • MR WHITE
      November 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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      contact me now via-dellloancompany@gmail.com, i offer 1% loan interest and my loan is very cheap and
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  12. Anonymous
    October 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    i just moved to kansas i am 5 months pregnant with no job my husband doesnt work either we need help with everything what should i do im lost

  13. August 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    i am at my wits end out of all these agencys in lexiington ky. know one has funds to help someone who is an honest working woman! they dont return calls,or anything. ihave fallen behind in my 395.00 rent on my studio just this month,i am needing 195.00 to complete it .this is a one time thing, i just got a promotion 2wks ago now im catching up .i chose to have electric to being late on my rent.i was homeless not to long ago,and its not good .but i saved enough to get a studio apt. that wasa blessing! now i need help,please put me in touch with someone that can help. are there any unselfish people out there?thank u for listening

  14. Nicole
    July 31, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I am a single mother of an 8 year old boy and have always worked but after 5 years at a salon and being disrespected by my boss I left and found a new job the next day. I called my clients,the ones I had numbers for which wasn’t enough because I never thought I was leaving this place and went to the new salon. Obviously the money isn’t close to what I was doing before so here I am….looking at eviction! Needless to say my loser boss came to my house and said to come back and I could do whatever I wanted but my pride took over and now I’m thinking what the heck was I thinking!! Well I’ll let you know what happens and thank you for taking the time to do this…Nicole

  15. Dona
    July 15, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Please help me pay my rent ..lost my job do to not havein transportation any help will be good thank u

  16. Michelle
    July 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    My rent is 1600..2months behind..I just want half for i have started a part time job and know God will bless me with another job..I get $10.00 in food stamps and it ‘s me and my Husband,whom can not work for he may need a knee replacement. And we are waiting for SSI, to let us know if he is able to receive it. If anyone knows of any help, I Live in Harrisonburg,Va.. Thanks..

  17. vanessa
    July 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Hi, I really hate doing this.. but I have become desperate and scared. I am a single mother of 2. I am 500 short on my rent and bills are pileing up. Any help or points in the right direction would be greatly appreciated! Nessa5685@gmail.com

  18. Kawaihine
    July 7, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    great site pat.I’am looking for help with back rent and some bills.I was looking online for awhile but you know there alot of cons &scams.But i feel safe with your Help Find.While anyway Pat God Bless you and your family .And everybody on this site God Bless & have faith . ALOHA

  19. Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I am a father of 2 children, ages 16 and 14, and trying to make it through a tough situation. I was out of work for a year and started a program that assisted me in getting an LVN degree. My wife lost her job of 23 years a week ago ( two weeks after my LVN grad date). We have rent that was due today and we are short by $750. I am waiting to take my NCLEX and right now I am unable to make enough to take care of my family. Any help or advice is appreciated. Thank you. jnjhitch1994@yahoo.com

    Jeff

  20. Robyn
    June 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I am unemployed seeking help with my rent. My rent is 710.00 and due in 10 days. I am not collecting and I am scared and need help ….please email me Robynv74@yahoo.com.

    Thank you.

  21. June 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I am a single mother of three. I have a 121/2 yr old daughter that has adhd,ptsd,and a mood disorder. I have a 81/2 yr old son that has adhd,ptsd,severe developmental and speech delays and iam in the process of getting him evaluated for autism. His iq is very below average and i was told the other day that he is borderline retarded. I also have a 2yr old son that has a genetic disorder called biotin deficancy and he has to take a pill everyday for the rest of his life. I am in the process of being evicted. I suffer from a substance abuse problem and i was arrested recently do to the fact that i relapsed and was caught buying drugs. I have never been aressted before in my life and ever since i was arrested my life has been falling apart and im scared as hell i can not loose my home because if i do then i loose my kids and my kids are my life. I have noplace to go if i loose my home. I am in desperate need of some help and advice.

  22. June 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I am behind in my rent and i dont have money to meet my needs.

  23. Jamie
    May 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I am about to be late on rent I have $200 of it and need an extra $500. I just moved and the move was more expensive then I anticipated. I have a full time job, single mom of two small children. I have called all local charities and they can’t help. I also have no bank account. Can someone out there please please help. I have no family nor friends to turn to. Please I need help. jjamison5@student.cccs.edu

  24. Anonymous
    January 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    great site my girlfriend has 7 days to come up with rent or she has to move i pray one of these options will help her thanks great site.

  25. Anonymous
    September 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Thank You Pat, this is a great site. My intention is to work with my landlord, and hopefully they will be patient. God bless all of you in tough times, and God Bless you pat!!!!

    • September 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words.
      People like you remind me of why I do what I do to try to help.

      Be sure to also check with a local Society of St. Vincent de Paul, local Community Action Agency and your local Housing Authority to see if they can help you with rent.

      God Bless,
      Pat McMann

  26. Anonymous
    July 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

    where do i look for help i have ask my family they will not help she said we have to have it to day

  27. July 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    i would like to get help with rent and bill

    • July 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      Hi Cindy,
      Be sure to read the Articles on Where To Start and check out the list of Resources under Quick Info for Rent and other bills.
      Thanks for visiting my new blog. I hope you find it helpful.
      Pat McMann

    • Anonymous
      July 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

      yes i would

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