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Car was impounded

Post by Savage » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:48 am

I was laid off my job and recently (May 2012) had my unemployment benefits discontinued by the Obama Administration. I am on public assistance now and my car was booted and towed because I can’t pay my parking tickets. I do have an on call job but it is in another county, Napa, CA and I need to have my car to get there. I am contacting as many agencies that I can requesting emergency financial help or legal intervention to get my car out of tow. Thank you for listening.

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Re: Car was impounded

Post by Star Violet » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:31 pm

I just recently got married. I'm 25 years old and have no kids. We are from southern Texas and will be relocating to Austin, Texas while my husband attends school. This will be our first time renting a place together. I am working part time right now, and not too sure what hours I'll be working in Austin.

I will be the only one working because my husband will be in school full time. As of now, I’m barely living pay check to pay check. I have car payments even though it was impounded. We owe on credit card payments, and 2 school loans that I am currently paying on. It's been really difficult for me to save first month's rent and security deposit for this move.

My husband is currently not working because he's been attending summer classes that he's had to pay for out of pocket. He doesn't qualify for financial aid because apparently I make too much money. He just got approved for school loans. So it's all up to me to come up with this money that I just don't have. We're making this move to better our lives, but it's been very stressful. I heard that there were grants or help that I could apply for to help out a little.

Can you please help me find what I can apply for just to help us with this initial moving expense as well as to get our car out of the impound. At least for a security deposit, or something. I really need assistance just for this one time so I can focus on finding a job at the new location and not have to worry about whether or not we'll be able to pay bills for the month because all our money went to rent and security deposit. If you can help guide us to any assistance, I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your time and help in advance.

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Re: Car was impounded

Post by Admin » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:25 am

That is a tough one. It is your fault for not paying the parking tickets....and parking illegally. 100% your fault, so do not try to blame it on the government or Obama. As far as aid, try this for car impound assistance. Though the ability to get money is very limited as you were careless.
Savage wrote:I was laid off my job and recently (May 2012) had my unemployment benefits discontinued by the Obama Administration. I am on public assistance now and my car was booted and towed because I can’t pay my parking tickets. I do have an on call job but it is in another county, Napa, CA and I need to have my car to get there. I am contacting as many agencies that I can requesting emergency financial help or legal intervention to get my car out of tow. Thank you for listening.

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Re: Car was impounded

Post by Eckhard » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:59 pm

I have a car payment of $264.31 and my checks have been short this month and I've paid my other bills, and I will lose my car to an impound if I can't pay the bill in full. I have $130.31 to my name so I'm missing $134.00. I don't know how this works and I hate resorting to this, but I don't have a lot of help from my family. I'm just desperate because I need my car as a means to get to my job. So I just need some help before it is impounded, and not sure what to do.

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Re: Car was impounded

Post by Admin » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:07 pm

Car payment help is rare. But some lenders offer options. As an example, find assistance for car payments, including refinancing, abatement, lender agreements, and so much more. But the aid is generally one time only.
Eckhard wrote:I have a car payment of $264.31 and my checks have been short this month and I've paid my other bills, and I will lose my car to an impound if I can't pay the bill in full.

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