Widowed Mother Is Getting Evicted

On November 11th, my Dad died and without his income my Mom can't afford to live in their place anymore.

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I hate to go about things this way but, at this point, I don't know what other options we have.  One month ago, my Dad died in his sleep. He was 69. I had just seen him the weekend before and, honestly, none of us were expecting it.

What happened next was the expected whirlwind of grief and planning, followed by even more hardship. The bank, upon getting news of his death, closed my parents' account, which meant my Mom's social security was delayed and, to the best of my knowledge, has still not arrived. November rent has not yet been paid, to say nothing of December and the landlords want her out by January at the latest.

My wife and I are doing what we can, but we don't have much and we don't have a lot of family we can rely on. It's just us, asking for help.

Mom's rent is $1445 a month. For November and December, that comes to $2890.  If we assume they're also going to need January rent, that puts us at $4335.  They're asking for November's rent by December 20th and December's rent by January 10th.

My Mom only gets $1200 a month in social security.

We're working to find her a cheaper place, and I'll be handling the physical moving process. But, her new location is presumably going to need first and last month's rent, along with a deposit. That's why we're hoping we can get at least $7000. More would help, but $7000 would get us there.

This is the worst time of year to ask, I know. Times are hard for everyone, so if you can't help with money, perhaps you can at least help by spreading the word?

Thank you all.

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Morgan Hale 
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Spokane, WA
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