Help Ellen & housemates pay off remaining debt

My housemates and I have been struggling financially, but are finally pulling in about the bare minimum we need to scrape by. However, we have some outstanding debt we're trying to pay off because it got out of hand when we weren't pulling in enough money to cover expenses as they came up.

Here are the outstanding debts we're struggling with, with the earlier ones being the most urgent:

  • $582: Amount required to avoid electrical service being disconnected.
  • $1,000: The rest of what we owe for electrical service, but less urgent.
  • $823: Boiler maintenance + heating oil.
  • $2,000: Various other bills for routine house maintenance we can't do ourselves.

As of December 23, 2022 money we've raised has helped us cover:

  • Mortgage for October, November, and December
  • $500/mo in October, November, December, and January for the settlement
  • Gas
  • Groceries and household supplies
  • Various bills
  • Replacing my wheelchair

Any extra will be put in savings to help cover expenses in the future.

(Edited on November 19, 2022 to add: The contaminated air conditioner has been resolved for less money than expected, but other unexpected expenses have come up. I have also needed to use my wheelchair again and learned that I need to replace it soon. -Ellen)

(Edited on December 23, 2022 to add: Used wheelchair acquired! It still needs some work before I can use it, and I may need to replace some parts. We also have more work lined up, but that won't help until next month. -Ellen)

(Edited on January 21, 2023 to add: We've started doing the additional work! We're at the point that we just need help with the large outstanding debts that accumulated. -Ellen)



  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Rebecca König
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Nick Zier
    • $15 
    • 1 yr

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Ellen Dash
Brockton, MA
Cara Vita

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