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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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Woman in the shoe 2   in reply to Zaymama
Hi the person you posted to not been on here in years. Look at the message under this one it tells what to type for help with rent and deposit
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Hello I am a single mother who just recevie her housing the security deposit is 500 and I have 300. Would appreciate anything right now I have until Friday. I've tried dws and 211 and churches with the Hoildays it is dead ends everywhere
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Woman in the shoe 2   in reply to DensePea
Hi Starshine not been on here in years so I don't think she come back to you
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Hey my name kachyla me and my two girls and the father and my mom are homeless we been homeless for 2 mouth we get a small income stay in a hotal are income is always a eoungh to pay the hotal so sometimes we have to go out with our kids and ask for money in the hot sun it very much up site me we been like this for 6 mouth now it pianful tiring and im scary i could use my kids and plus my mom have hiv im lookin for deposit help a place that help fast do u know any im in a emergency need of help my kids are goin start school soon and they dont even have much choths f u know place please tell me...
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littlelacie   in reply to Florecita
Hola, Starshine no aqui since 2011,comprenda?
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Necesito el depocito para pagarle landors porque el dejo mudarme nadie entiendo porque no hablo español y nadie meayuda soy abuela con 3 niños y tengo la custodia de mis nietos.
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littlelacie   in reply to Tangie143
hi,sorry to hear of your can dial 211,tell them what you need help with and your city,county,state. they will tell you what resources in your area may be able to help,some will help with deposit and first month,if they got the funds.
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Hi my name is Tangela. I am seeking for help to pay for my security deposit. I am 24, I recently lost my mother to stage 4 breast cancer and I have a 3 year old daughter. The house that we are staying at now is up for forclousure which they stated they will not help me with my security despot for my appartment. Is there any places that will help me out and my daughter for us not to be homeless
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littlelacie   in reply to odalis
Hi,Starshine has not come back on this site since 2011 so I will try to help you.You can get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,then your city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help.
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Hi my name is odalis I lost my job due to corpultunel syndrome.Living with fam.and friend since 2013.wish I can get help with security deposit for an apartment.Feeling down would like my own place son is helping me but to much on him.Wish I could find some place that they would help.Its been a strugle.Now staying with a friend.Gb
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littlelacie   in reply to Jan 56
You are very welcome.
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Jan 56   in reply to littlelacie
Thank you I appreciate that information.
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littlelacie   in reply to Jan 56
Hi,you can get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,then your city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help.some of the resources you see on the list will help with deposit and first month,if they got the funds.
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Jan 56
Hello, I need help with security deposit. I was living with a roommate for about 6 months now. Just got word from the land lord that we have to move this person for the last 2 months did not pay the rent so I'm out my money and no were to live. I am ashamed to even ask but I just don't no were to go or to turn to at such short notice. I receive a check monthly but it's not enough for first and security I been sick for awhile and I'm unable to work at this time . I have really been down on my luck for about a year and was trying to get all my business in order and this happened. I have been on the section 8 list for 5 years so I can't count on that no time soon. Today I found a couple of places that are for low income but they want first and security, I will have the first but not the security deposit. If there are some kind people out there that can help I really would be so grateful. Thank you for reading this! 56 and down and out in Stockton ca.
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littlelacie   in reply to bliddell
on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,then your city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help.some of those resources willhelp with rent deposit and first month rent,if they got the funds.
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If anyone is interested or has ever wanted to cut their gas or electricity bill down to have extra money with in the first month of having the service a good friend of mind referred me to this website you select your state an depending on where you live you can save money on utility bill just thought I would share that
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bliddell   in reply to littlelacie
Hi I moved to Sandusky ohio in June there was a flood in my apartment and most of my stuff got ruin. Now at gave me until the 1of August to move they told me this on the 28 of July now they want give me my deposit back and I need help paying another deposit is there anyway you can help or put me in the right direction.
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I live in the City of Alexandria not Fairfax county any suggestions where I can get some rent assistance.
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littlelacie   in reply to Annette Garrett
We do not know resources outside the US,sorry.
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