Arlene Needs Help Finding A Home
I URGENTLY need to get my own SAFE, PERMANENT HOUSING, my own small home or condo, or apartment and safe place to live OF MY OWN.
I also have MANY grave, serious health medical disabilities, that are getting critically and dangerously worse. I have a bleeding stomach ulcer that I have been repeatedly hospitalized for and needed a blood transfusion for and I am on permanent prescription medication for. I have a Cornea Eye Ulcer in my Right Eye's Cornea and Ocular Hypertension, Pre-Glaucoma, and Deterioration of BOTH EYES for which I am regularly being treated at Krieger Eye Institute and I am on MANY Prescription Eye medications. On 9/8/2017, I was informed that I now have permanent damage to both of my eyes and I am in danger of GOING BLIND. I have PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression, and Osteoarthtritis, and a Damaged Left Eardrum.
I have NO living family, I never married, I never had children. I don't have anyone to help me with my crisis emergency.
I'm on the Section 8 Waiting List but it has a TEN YEAR WAITING LIST and I do NOT qualify anyhow because SECTION 8 IS NOT FREE HOUSING!! It is a Discount Program that is Subsidized by both HUD & Federal & State Government that ALSO REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A REGULAR MONTHLY INCOME, BECAUSE IT ONLY GIVES YOU A DISCOUNT ON RENT. BUT I HAVE NO REGULAR MONTHLY INCOME SO EVEN IF I GET A SECTION 8 HOUSING VOUCHER, I WILL NOT QUALIFY TO USE IT. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE REGULAR MONTHLY INCOME (SUCH AS SSI WHICH KEEPS DENYING ME!!) because SECTION 8 LANDLORDS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CHARGE YOU MORE THAN 30 PERCENT OF YOUR TOTAL MONTHLY INCOME, which you MUST have!
Because i do NOT qualify for income through welfare, SSI, SSDI, or Social Security Retirement Benefits (see all explanations below) I have NO income and so I do NOT qualify for Section 8, Disability Subsidized Housing, and Senior Subsidized Housing (for which you also must be at least 62 years old and I am 56 years old)...thus I have SIX LONG YEARS TO GO, until I DO automatically qualify for Social Security Retirement Benefits/income and Senior Subsidized Housing which ALSO requires annual income which I will then have when I qualify for Social Security. Thus I MUST obtain enough funds to obtain SAFE PERMANENT HOUSING OF MY OWN, NOW to LAST ME UNTIL I TURN 62 YEARS OLD.
I don’t qualify for Senior Subsidized Housing because you HAVE TO BE 62 years of age and over.) I am 56 years of age.
I ALSO DON'T Qualify for Subsidized Housing for People who are Disabled and UNDER 62 years of age because to apply for this you MUST first obtain a Section 8 Housing Voucher which has a 10 YEAR WAITING LIST and THEN, AFTER you apply there is an ADDITIONAL 5-7 year waiting list & you still have to have regular monthly income which I do NOT (See Explanation above regarding Section 8).
I am 56 years old so I do NOT qualify yet for regular Social Security Retirement Benefits (The earliest you can apply is at 62 years of age).
I ALSO KEEP GETTING DENIED FOR SSI!! I (SSI is Disability NOT based on any work history) as well.
I ALREADY GOT DENIED FOR SSDI (Disability based on my lifetime of work credits). I was represented by an Attorney, but I was DENIED so many times that now I NO longer qualify at all because it is past their required time statute from when I last worked full time with work credits.
I do NOT qualify for government benefits because I have NO children/NO dependents. I do NOT qualify for Welfare in Maryland, which is NOW called TCA Cash Assistance for FAMILIES with DEPENDENT age CHILDREN under the age of 18. Or (EAFC) Emergency Assistance for Families With Children under 21 years of age.
I do NOT want TDAP (Temporary Disability Assistance Program) because TDAP is a LOAN with the STATE OF MARYLAND that they make you sign a legal document stating you MUST pay back out of your very meager and taxable SSI Benefits and I do NOT qualify for SSI!
The Food Stamp Program I applied for and I only qualify for $14! It cost me that just to get to The Department Of Social Services.
I have TWO college degrees. I put myself through college while working full time and supporting my now deceased widowed mom and I made the Dean's List & Omicron Delta Kappa Society National College Honor Society. I served my country by serving jury duty twice. I was medical caregiver to and financially supported a widowed disabled (now deceased) mother most of my life.
Besides and around my 4 decades where I was formerly employed full time, often working 2-3 jobs at a time at medical, mortgage, and real estate companies, I have also done part time freelance arts & entertainment journalism but I do not get paid for my journalism work (I do it to remain vital and it alleviates in very small ways the worsening affects of my poor health as well as giving my life meaning and purpose since I have no family).
Any and All Donations are appreciated. God Bless everyone for their kindness and help in this dire situation.
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Dear Beth Messiah Congregation. Thank you so much for your wonderful kindness and mitzvah. God Bless and thank you. L'Shana Tova and wishing your congregation a very healthy and Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukkah. Arlene Weiss
Dear Rob, Thank you for continually being supportive, of my crisis and of my writing and for your wonderful and continued kindness. Hope you and your family are having a beautiful and Happy Autumn and Happy Halloween!! Happy early Great Pumpkin Day!! Bless you! :-)
Dear Ms. Washington, Good morning to you! Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful donation and gesture. God Bless you so much and I thank you for your understanding, thoughtfulness, and compassion. Have a very blessed and wonderful day and week! All my very best to you. Arlene Weiss :-)
Happy Thursday Alan. Thank you so much for your continued compassion, support, thoughtfulness, and kindness. My heart smiles today knowing there are such kind and good folks on this beautiful earth. God Bless you and have a wonderful day and week. Arlene :-)
Dear Andrew, thank you again for your continued compassion, thoughtfulness, and kindness. Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Summer filled with many blessings. God Bless you and Have a Wonderful Sunday. Arlene Weiss :-)
Dear Alan Levy, thank you again for your compassion, understanding, and kindness. May God Bless you and keep you always. Have a wonderful and blessed week and a beautiful summer. Arlene Weiss :-)
Dear Mark Crispin, thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Enjoy this beautiful spring and 1st week of June. Have a blessed and wonderful day. God Bless you. Arlene Weiss :-)
Hi Rob, thank you so very much for your continued graciousness, kindness, and support not just of my crisis but also of my writing. Have a wonderful day and week that rocks! God Bless you. Arlene :-)
To the person who left a rude comment today, PLEASE READ and I WILL CLARIFY. I do not rent out anything. I have PAID RENT to LANDLORDS who rent out single rooms in THEIR homes. I have frequently had these landlords take the rent and utilities money I PAID TO THEM and NOT pay their mortgage and utilities and I have had to VACATE because THEIR homes would foreclose or THEIR utilities would be shut off. I have had money I have paid for rent and utilities THAT I HAVE PAID TO LANDLORDS be stolen from me because of this and then I was forced to still find another single unfurnished room in another landlord's home to live and pay rent for. I have also been assaulted by both landlords and their other tenants in their homes.
Good Morning Jake, Thank you so much for your kind donation. It's not little, it's huge because it was given with kindness and compassion from someone who also does not have much and that means the world to me. You have my prayers and best wishes and thoughts for a bright and better job and future and much better days ahead for you. LOVE your videos exploring trails and sites. They always put a smile on my face seeing and learning about cool trails and historic sites and fun events. God Bless you and have a wonderful weekend. Arlene :-)
Dear Vicki, thank you for your kind and thoughtful donation and your compassion and kindness. Have a very blessed Wednesday and a wonderful week. God Bless you. Arlene Weiss :-)
Dear Maria, Thank you so much for your lovely and compassionate words of encouragement and hope, your kind and wonderful gesture, and your thoughtfulness and kindness. Have a beautiful Spring day and Happy May! God Bless You! Arlene Weiss :-)
Dear Theo's Friend, Thank you so much for your kind and compassionate gesture, your thoughtfulness and kindness and your blessing. Have the most wonderful week and a beautiful May! God Bless You! Arlene Weiss :-)
Jeanne, Thank you so much for your kind gesture, your thoughtfulness and kindness and your words of encouragement and joy. Have the most wonderful week! God Bless You! Arlene Weiss :-)
Alan, Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind gesture, your thoughtfulness and kindness. Happy Tuesday and enjoy this beautiful Spring day! God Bless You! Arlene Weiss :-)
Melinda, Thank you so much for your compassionate gesture, your words of hope and light, and for your blessing, thoughtfulness and kindness. God Bless you! Happy Spring and May! Arlene Weiss :-)
Beth thank you so much for your compassionate gesture and for your thoughtfulness and kindness. God Bless you! Happy Tuesday! Arlene Weiss :-)
Dear Stacey, thank you so much for your kind gesture and for your kindness and thoughtfulness. God Bless you and have a wonderful Tuesday and week! :-)
Michael, thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtful gesture. God Bless you and thank you. Have a wonderful and blessed week! :-)
Patricia, you are truly an Angel. Thank you for being a friend, a kind heart, and for bringing tears of happy joy to me. Your words of inspiration and kindness are so sweet and understanding. God Bless you and Keep you always. Your words are like your photography, full of God's grace and beauty.