I’m a Soon to be Homeless College Student With Unpaid Rent. – Danielle

Danielle

“Dear Steve,

I currently owe $1,465 for rent cause I lost my job and now its in collections an my sister wants me and my 2 year old daughter out. How can I get help paying it I’m a full time student in college?

Danielle”

Dear Danielle,

It sounds like you’ll need to not be a full time student in college and try to find a job to pay for a place for you and your daughter to safely stay. Without a job I’m not sure how you can afford school supplies or to properly feed and care for your little girl.

Without income or additional income you will probably need to check with your local county government for homeless shelters that will take you in. There are many students in college that live in shelters or who are homeless. It is a sad situation but it does happen. Also, check with your student affairs office and ask them for help.

Steve

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12 thoughts on “I’m a Soon to be Homeless College Student With Unpaid Rent. – Danielle”

  1. I’m not certain what you are suggesting here. Are you saying that continuing her current level of attendance will provide her with a benefit that will take care of her past due rent in collections, give her a way to pay for future rent, and keep a roof over her head for her daughter and herself?

    Since I did not know where she lived I could not research local solutions. However, you will see that I did suggest she contact her county government and student affairs office for additional resources.

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  2. Danielle,

    Steve did say he was not sure how you could do it but I am. Going to school full time is admirable and will provide you with a few benefits. 1) Financial aid 2) housing 3) Social services does not count financial aid as income because some of it you pay back 4) social services will provide food stamps, medical insurance, child care, and pay for school supplies. In California the program is called CalWorks. The key here is to swallow your pride and start asking questions. Good luck.

    @ Steve, why not research possible solutions to serious problems instead of showing the lack of consideration that comes with privilege. Really, is get a job the best you could offer?

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  3. Danielle,

    Steve did say he was not sure how you could do it but I am. Going to school full time is admirable and will provide you with a few benefits. 1) Financial aid 2) housing 3) Social services does not count financial aid as income because some of it you pay back 4) social services will provide food stamps, medical insurance, child care, and pay for school supplies. In California the program is called CalWorks. The key here is to swallow your pride and start asking questions. Good luck.

    @ Steve, why not research possible solutions to serious problems instead of showing the lack of consideration that comes with privilege. Really, is get a job the best you could offer?

    Reply
    • I’m not certain what you are suggesting here. Are you saying that continuing her current level of attendance will provide her with a benefit that will take care of her past due rent in collections, give her a way to pay for future rent, and keep a roof over her head for her daughter and herself?

      Since I did not know where she lived I could not research local solutions. However, you will see that I did suggest she contact her county government and student affairs office for additional resources.

      Reply

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