Help to get a new home-homeless

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Raised by 25 people in 25 months
Hello, I am being made homeless in a few weeks times
in March 2015. I am being investigated at hospital for heart problems, and have diabets and other health problems. My doctors think I have asthma and I am now using an inhaler for breathing problems and a long term cough. I'm asking for help with a deposit to move into a new home. I am being evicted for complaining to my private landlord about repairs and other problems with my home. I moved here at the end of last summer. I previously spent nearly a homeless in 2013 after I lost my last home because of housing benefit problems. I'm unable to apply for social housing because of it and have been trying to resolve the housing benefit problems for a year. There is no guarantee if I win my case that I will be given housing quickly due to long waiting lists for homes. I have found some flats in the area to move into but I can't afford a deposit. I have been to every law firm in the area and been told that because of government changes in legal aid (cuts), I am not able to get legal aid to fight the eviction. I have been served with a possession order and will be homeless very soon. I have asked the local council for support but they have told me they cannot take action against bad landlords and they cannot help me fight the eviction.
The Government under David Cameron have given private landlords the ability to evict people for any reason. Landlords don't even have to give a reason.
This means people like me are bullied and can be evicted for doing nothing wrong.
I was only able to move into the home I currently live in because of other people's kindess and support. In the last few months I have done my best to raise awareness of homelessness, and how it affects people by talking about it on my twitter page. I have also been trying to do what I can to help other homeless people.  The photo on my page is of a street sign I saw in town one day.
I didn't expect to be fighting homelessness again myself.
I have been targeted by people on the internet and threatened for talking about these problems, and the way the government is hurting poor people through their austerity programs. I have not made a video, and the reason I don't show my face is to protect my safety.
When I moved into this home I hoped to rest after the worst 12 months of my life. Some of you have seen my previous video and know what I went though. Since moving into my new home, I haven't had a chance to rest. I have been bombarded with cuts to my benefits threats from debt collectors because of cuts and run into the ground as I try to resolve them. My landlord has been abusive to me at least 6 times for complaining about repairs. This included mould in my home, damp, and electrical faults that could have caused a fire.
The landlord has attacked me verbally and in writing
and is now evicting me. Every housing adviser I have spoken to has told me that no matter how badly my landlord has behaved. I cannot prevent them from evicting me. The Government has made the rules as such that private tenants have no rights against eviction by bad landlords. In recent weeks I have collapsed in the street with chest pain. I have been at hospital. I am seeing a great Cardiologist. They have told me they think I might have angina and are giving me a heart monitor. I have had a cough for the last 3 months and my doctors think I have asthma now.
It seems this has been brought on by mould and damp in my home. I have already been homeless once in the last 12 months. I cannot face going it through again, either physically or mentally. I have thought about trying to find a part time job to top up my benefits to try and raise money for a deposit for a new home but this would take over a year, and I'm not even well enough to do it. If you have seen my twitter page, you will have seen me say that poor people in Britain need a Shield.
Today I am asking you to be mine. I have been told that I can't stop being evicted from my home, I am going to be homeless again. But I don't want to end up sleeping on the streets, of living in b&b's for another 9 months.
My body can't take it and I;m not sure how much longer I can keep going on like this. I hope you can help me move to a new home as soon as possible, so I can finally try and live a peaceful, happy life. Thank you for reading. God bless.
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Update 8
Posted by Rob Smith
20 months ago
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I have my home for another week or two after legal action to try and delay the eviction, however it will go ahead due to the landlord selling my home and it is only a temporary repreive. I have no peace of mind no security and nowhere else to live.
The stress of being imminently homeless is making me ill and my health has gone downhill in the last couple of weeks. I almost collapsed 4 times last week and am on slow bleed due to stomach ulcers. I am due to have more things done at hospital for my heart. The Council are still blocking me from getting a home. Please help by donating if you can. Thanks for reading.
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Update 7
Posted by Rob Smith
20 months ago
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I'm going to be Homeless in 15 Days. I have nowhere else to go but the street. Please help if you can
Thank you
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Update 6
Posted by Rob Smith
20 months ago
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I'm going to be homeless in 20 Days. The landlord is selling my flat there's nothing we can do stop it.
Time's running out so please donate if you can.
Thank you for reading.
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Update 5
Posted by Rob Smith
21 months ago
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am going to lose my home in July. My landlord is selling my flat and his other properties. I was offered a nice home in a peaceful area 3 months ago but Trolls who attacked my campaign have stopped me raising enough money for a deposit to move in so I have lost that home and it has been given to someone else.
One way or another I am going to lose my home in July. If I don't raise enough money and move into a new home before then, I will be on the street.
I have won a court case against the council 3 times.
I lost my last home because the council stopped my benefits. I have a court case against the council but even though the Judge has ruled I shouldn't have been made homeless the Council are still putting obstacles in my way to stop me getting a new home.
My health is getting worse because of the stress this is causing me. There have also been violent attacks and crimes in the area I am currently living in and this has also affected my health. My heart problems are still affecting me and I am still going to hospital.
I can't go through the pain of eviction and losing my home again. Time is fast running out . Please help me get a new home and donate if you can. Thank you for reading.
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Created February 13, 2015
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