Homeless and Displaced Due to Illegal Eviction

Hey everyone! My name is Matthew Collins V & I am going through quite the hardship. I have been doing what I can to hold my own, but I am at the point where I must ask you all for help.

I know I’ve told a few about my current situation, but I must humble myself and reach out because I know that I might not make it on my own. I had resided at a place where I had endured constant harassment, violent threats, and many more debacles with the property owner. It had gotten to the point where I had tried to pay rent, but because the property owner had wanted me to leave he had threatened violence if I had dropped his rent check in his mailbox.As a result he had gone to court in an attempt to claim that I had intentionally not paid and then COVID happened. Still I had been unable to pay due to the property owner’s threats & had stopped receiving unemployment. Subsequently the property owner had allowed flooding to happen in only my room within the house where mold had accumulated & it had destroyed all my belongings. He had absolutely refused to do anything about the flooding and simply had told me I could either reside in the mold with no electricity, lights, nor windows in my room or leave. I had resided in my car for just a few days until one day I had returned to the apartment in August just to find the locks had been changed and all my moldy belongings outside in the rain. I had salvaged what clothes I could and he then had all my belongings junked. 

I am asking for your help because I absolutely need funds for a roof over my head & legal fees to pursue this particular landlord. I found an affordable studio but need help attaining the necessary costs (1st month, security deposit, furniture, etc) and replacing what has been lost after the flooding incident. I currently am working as a delivery driver since I am still without unemployment. Since it is my main source of income at the moment, I also need help with making car payments so that I can continue to work.

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Thank you for reading this and eternal blessings to you!

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Matthew Collins 
Springfield Gardens, NY
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