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Help with Rent, Security Deposit, Utility Bills

Starshine started this conversation

Many people come here in need of help with rent, security deposits and help with utlility bills to name a few. Althought this won't solve everyone's problems it may help some.

Here are some places you may recieve help and remember that many people apply so you take a chance and hope your needs are meet to some degree.

Has helped with rent and car repair before from a few people I know. You can apply on line to see if they can help you and if you meet the qualifications.

Is another source for assistance and I know of  three people here that have applied and know a person very active with the with the organization.

Here are a few of the programs they St. Vincent de Pauls helps out with. See the link for your nearest one to see if and what they can help you with. There are more programs they help out with at the link above. 

# Food programs
# Emergency financial assistance
# Emergency transportation
# Disaster relief and victim services
# Rent/mortgage assistance
# Low-cost housing

I have applied here before and it is a one time shot at applying. They were not able to help me but read the stories to see if they can help you.

You can make up to three wishes and best if they are under $100 each. You can check the catagories to see which you like to put your wish in. 

Then I found a place JewishFamilyServices and if you put those words into for your nearest one they may be able to help you. One person on this site came from Indiana to California and they helped with a security deposit and the security deposit they recieved was under $500. 

ON UTILITIES: Phone, electric and gas. Call your local companies for each as they all have a program for low income people and be sure to get on them if you meet their requirements. I have been on the program and off them since living in California.  Remember to turn off what you aren't using and unplug things like microwave that you aren't using as they do draw energy when plugged in...

The last two I tried long ago but never stuck with them. You can try them.

Then you can always apply for hud housing, section8 or housing authority and get on the waiting list.

If you need more information see my blog at

Wishing us all the best during these tough times to get the help we need.

Take care everyone and be sure to help your neighbors in some way...



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sonshinesas   in reply to Sunshine65
Try 211 for local resource info.
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Sunshine65   in reply to woman in a shoe
I need help with a security deposit
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bmcljc   in reply to woman in a shoe
hi how are you. im trying to find help with rent and lights my husband just got laid off and im on bed rest due to my third pregancy do you know anywhere that could help
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woman in a shoe   in reply to vie
The person u posted to not been on here for some years now but all we can do is give u.information where u mite get help. And most likely sent u out of state they want be able to help u. But if u tell me what u need help with i will see what information i can give u.
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me and my husband is far from home because of my daughter she Is having a baby and need our assistance , after getting to Washington her boyfriend put us out, say he didn't need us to assist her.God blessed us with a place to stay but we need help . plesase if anyone hear please help
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Shay_Trying_To_Help   in reply to Kelsey p
You can go to the hope house on West main they help females with kids
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Kelsey p
Hi my name is Kelsey. I'm 19 years old wit a 1 year old son. I've currently been kicked out of my apartment and have no were to go I'm completely homeless wit o income is there any way I could please get some type of help of housing for me and my son before the holidays please and thank you god bless
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woman in a shoe   in reply to FISTY
Hi the.person u posted to not been on here for some years now. All.we can do is give u information where u mite get help. There is.places that will help with first month rent and deposits if they got the funds, Call 211 give city state tell.them what u.need help with they will give u places to call they if they got the funds
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littlelacie   in reply to pammie22
Hi, I'm sorry, the person you posted to has not been on here for years. We are not aware of any resources that will help pay for travel expenses. But usually plane tickets are expensive. Maybe try for bus or plane ticket.
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Hi i am 46 years old,and on nov the 3rd i will be homeless,i am in need of a plane ticket to get back home to my family ,i need some help fast not sure what to do or where to even ask,any ideals let me know,
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sonshinesas   in reply to redneckjo
Call 211 and see if there are any local resources.
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OK I'm a disabled man just got an apt the electric company won't turn electric on without deposit of 185.00 I don't have it nor will I have till the 3ed what can I do
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woman in a shoe   in reply to kerikis
Oh the person u posted to not been on here for a few years now
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woman in a shoe   in reply to kerikis
Hi there is places that will help with rent and deposits if they got the funds. Type need help with bills city state. If u don't see it under city state put county.state. u will see a list of place that can help if they got the funds
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I'm on disability I have an autism son how can I go by getting g help with security deposit. is there any answers out there I live in ct
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littlelacie   in reply to jmo252
some places do help with deposits. go to internet,type in needhelpwithbills,city,county,and will see a list of places and what they can help with. Rent deposit will be on there somewhere may have to keep looking awhile.
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jmo252   in reply to woman in a shoe
I have been there and done that. All of the funds that are out there are being used for the homeless to get them off of the streets. I spent at lease three hours off and on talking to 211 and going to places trying to get help. Its for important to get the homeless off the streets then to take care of the seniors.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to jmo252
Hi the person u posted to not been on here in along time all we can do is give u information where u mite get help call 211 give city state tell them what u need help with they will give u places to call if they got the funds
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I am a senior that lives alone and I am moving to a new apartment . For me to move it has cost me $850.00. The
problem that I am having is that I need $230.00 for my
deposit. If anyone could help I would appreciate it.
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