In a continuing series of posts regarding help for the needy, I thought I should post this little gem.
In the Central Florida area, there is no financial assistance available for car repairs, medical emergencies, etc. Instead the agencies will tell you to use the money you would use for your rent or utilities and then they will pay up to $1000.00 towards your rent. What they do not tell you is, that landlords do not like dealing with assistance agencies because they have to provide their SSN and they are so afraid of ID theft that they will not fill out the forms. This has happened to me in the last 3 houses. There needs to be a law requiring landlords to accept money from crisis assistance instead of evicting.