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Need Assistance-house repairs/car/bills

Postby TessKen » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:17 am

We have been financially struggling for a long time. We have basically one income-I am on disability, our youngest daughter is disabled, our oldest daughter lives here off and on but left her baby for us to raise who is now 2. We have $15,000 in credit card debt and $4,500 in medical debt. Our home was built in 1974 and never updated. We got it as a foreclosure-our first home. The plumbing and electrical need brought up to code. Plumbing is still copper and starting to spring leaks. The roof leaks and there are numerous places in the ceilings in various rooms that are now mold/stained with water. The windows are all original-single pane metal frame windows with broken panes or tracts. Very hard for me to open. Furnace is probably original too-very old and in crawl space-doesn't heat well and has a leak somewhere so when turned on-propane leaks into the house. Would like to just get a heat pump or central heating system and not deal with propane. Both our vehicles are old: 95 astro van-no ac/heat, windows don't go down, lots of miles; 96 nissan quest-over 200,000 miles, holes in exhaust system including one in wall. We also need to add on a front porch with a no step entrance so we can get our chairs/scooters in and out of the house.
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Re: Need Assistance-house repairs/car/bills

Postby Admin » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:05 am

That is a lot. What state, county, city do you live in?
Until I know more, more genenral advice will be to call your local community action agency or Salvation Army. Many states offer home repair programs, or very low interest loans for home improvements. Also, the weatherization program may be able to help in your case. I would say go to the main site of http://www.needhelppayingbills.com and really explore it for info on many options and services.


TessKen wrote:We have been financially struggling for a long time. We have basically one income-I am on disability, our youngest daughter is disabled, our oldest daughter lives here off and on but left her baby for us to raise who is now 2. We have $15,000 in credit card debt and $4,500 in medical debt. Our home was built in 1974 and never updated. We got it as a foreclosure-our first home. The plumbing and electrical need brought up to code. Plumbing is still copper and starting to spring leaks. The roof leaks and there are numerous places in the ceilings in various rooms that are now mold/stained with water. The windows are all original-single pane metal frame windows with broken panes or tracts. Very hard for me to open. Furnace is probably original too-very old and in crawl space-doesn't heat well and has a leak somewhere so when turned on-propane leaks into the house. Would like to just get a heat pump or central heating system and not deal with propane. Both our vehicles are old: 95 astro van-no ac/heat, windows don't go down, lots of miles; 96 nissan quest-over 200,000 miles, holes in exhaust system including one in wall. We also need to add on a front porch with a no step entrance so we can get our chairs/scooters in and out of the house.
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