I am asking for finacial help with finding a home and a vehicle. I am in a situation and considering my circumstances I can not get through this alone. I am reaching out to my family, my friends, and to the hearts of humanity of our world. Let me begin by saying Thank you for your time and heart for continuing to read this far.
I've lived in grants pass oregon for 15 years, 10 of which I have lived in this apartment rental. I have always paid my rent on time and have had a good relationship with the landlord. In the last couple of years I have dealt with the ceiling falling down in the kitchen. Water dripping and at times pouring into my living space. The landlord has taken no action to repair and or test it for dangerous mold which is growing. Mold is quite prominent to say nothing of the fact it can be quite harmful to my health. I have an income of $1,224.00 mo. I have a son who is very sick and a grandson who helps me and 2 wonderful resue dogs. I have been served with a NO FAULT Eviction on Christmas Eve, Dec 24th 2016. I decided to fight the eviction, but have lost the fight. My new eviction date is May 31st 2017, 2 days from now.
One possible solution could have been to move me to another unit until the repairs were completed and safe, or, pay for me to have a hotel and personal belongings tested/inspected and cleaned for mold and moved into storage at thier expense until my unit was safe and ready to move back into. However, I have not been given any of these options and as a result I only have 2 days at minimum to find a hotel or new place to live. At the moment ALL hotels are booked due to memorial holiday weekend and balloon festival happening the following week. Which means I will be on the street and looking for a safe place in the forest to set up a tent, and from there trying to find a place to live, with no internet or phone or heat.
I have been looking for a home to rent without much luck. I know I have to be strong. There are many kids in the neighborhood who are homeless and they come to me for advice and when they are hungry I do my best to feed them when I can and to lift their spirits and to inspire them to never give up and to always reach out when they need help. So it's very important for me now, to do the same.
NBC news has graciously helped me get the word out. See the attached NBC INTERVIEW. I have overcome many obstacles in my life, but never at this age. Although I am young at heart I am tired. This is an injustice for anyone at any age beyond words. I am grateful to anyone who has taken the time to hear my voice and would be forever grateful for any donations, advice, transportation vehicle, storage help, home placement ideas and prayers. I do not wish to become invisible or disappear into nothing. I've come to far to give up now. Please feel free to help me and share this page and story.
In the future I hope to help others who are facing this same injustice of a "NO FAULT EVICTION" and possably help with bringing awareness to the issue in the hope of passing new laws to prevent this from happening to others.
AKA Raqui Laurenze
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- Wendy Schmitt
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