Help Jill stay in her home

It's very hard to ask for help but, if I don't, I will soon be homeless for the third time in three years. I need to get over my shame and ask. I have Systemic Lupus and 70% permanent balance loss and compression fractured vertebrae. I can't stand or walk for more than a few minutes at a time. I lost 12 years of my life in pain management. (Lupus patients were often pushed into opiates in the 90's) In 2013, I put myself through withdrawal to salvage my life, During this time, I was my elderly mother's sole caretaker for the last two years of her life. My siblings never helped care for her. The day she died, my mother's house was in my name. The day after that, it wasn't. My allegedly Christian sister and brother evicted me along with my mom's cat and dog. They had tried to take them to the shelter. I called the police and managed to stop them. After her house sold, I was given less than a third of what my mom meant for me to have. Finding a place proved to be difficult because my only income is SSI. It's been a rough three years but I’m in an improving place now. I’ve made progress in obtaining the social services that can help me stay here. My landlord is a wonderful person who has made many concessions letting me rent from him. He’s willing to take Section 8 and I have qualified. It just takes time for it to come through. My roommate moved out and I have not found a replacement yet. My washer and dryer haven't worked since I've been here so anything above what I owe to my landlord and the gas company will go towards that. It’s difficult to ask for help but being out of a home again and losing everything is a terrifying thought. Thank you for reading.

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Jill Lewis 
Organizer
Columbus, OH
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