I am a senior that requires special environmental controls to manage my medical condition. I discovered on July 30 a pension income I relied on to pay rent was not deposited. I paid what bills I could and gave notice to my landlady I could no longer pay rent. I agreed to move by August 31.
When I got around to look for an apartment with rental subsidies I discovered the waiting period is about 1 year. I applied to the BC Housing Registry online to help me find a new place to live with a shorter wait time and submitted supporting documents Tuesday, 24 August. Today, 5 days left of the 31 days to move does not appear possible. But that's the hand I was dealt. Boy did I ever underestimate this situation.
How it Happened
In January 2020 I launched a company HabitatForHealth.com built to publish free information about bottom up solutions to speed up disaster preparation and recovery. I started the GAIA Fan Club (GFC) to teach ways to learn and earn by leveling the playing field for bottom up economical and ecological opportunities to help GFC Members as a PERMACULTURE Design Consultant.
COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020. About that time my business had already started to shrink due in part to the pandemic and operating costs outside my control going up. I found out how and why my situation became an existential challenge.
It is not due to anything I did, nor directly related to COVID-19, but in fact appears to be a top down planned economic outcome. I posted an article on my blog to explain in more detail - Climate Change Disasters And Economic Recovery .
I need $5500 - $6000 asap
$500 to put contents of my apartment into storage
$500 same to get them out.
$3000 to pay current rent arrears.
$1500 to pay 1st and last months rent.
- Sheila Gatis
- Nancy Hack
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