Australian family of 4 homeless in USA from COVID

“No job, no visa, no health care -- and barred from returning home.” This is the reality my family and I are currently facing during this pandemic. We have all been without jobs, stimulus checks, or unemployment benefits for months, and now without a home, hopping between living at friends houses, with my visa expiring in less than two months. My whole family has been out of work and without any government benefits, healthcare, or financial assistance (due to not being citizens) since the beginning of the pandemic. Unable to get jobs here in the US on our visas and unable to return home to Australia due to government flight restrictions and insane ticket prices and flight cancellations, my parents are in crippling debt without enough money to buy food or put a roof over their own heads. We were kicked out of our home and now my little sister is forced to live with an ex boyfrind out of necessity, sleeping in his closet. My girlfriend (who just lost her job) and I have all our belongings in our cars sleeping on the floor at a friend’s house. With no family here and very few friends with enough space to take us in, our options are running thin and things are looking very grim for all of us. My dad is the only one in the family with a work visa and he still holds out hope that his show on the Vegas strip will start up again and the money will come back in, allowing him to put a roof over our heads again, but with the uncertainty surrounded reopenings, lack of tourism, and the governor of Nevada keeping entertainers out of work, it seems unlikely things will go back to normal any time soon. And if it does happen, the amount of debt accrued during this will still take months or even years to overcome. Please take a second to consider supporting our GoFundMe to keep a roof over our family’s head until we are able to get flights back home to Australia :) Any funds donated will go directly towards paying for a place for my sister and I to live, cost of our groceries, and possibly flights home to Australia if enough is raised. Thank you ❤️ If you want to learn more about our situation and other Australians in similar circumstances, check out the article linked below. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/australians-stuck-abroad-covid/index.html

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Spencer Hosking 
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Las Vegas, NV

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