Accident Disabled Woman Seeks Government Housing Grant For New Home
by Derrelyn Barrett
(Hampton, Virginia, USA)
I am a disabled person and have been since I was rear-ended in a car accident in 1984. Now I'm looking for a government housing grant to get a place I can call my own.
I managed to work until 1994 though I haven't been able to ever since. I was married to a military man, but I had to leave him six years ago with no income from him at all.
I have since lived with my daughter here in Hampton, Virginia and with my mother in Philadelphia, Pa.
I have longed to be able to have an apartment of my own for a long time but my only income is an SSI check of $674 a month and I can't afford an apartment on that money.
I have tried applying for low-income housing but they say I need to be making three times the money that I get each month. I really could use help getting a place of my own to live in.
My husband has recently come back into my life but he hasn't been able to work in the last year because he developed cancer.
He has just applied to go to school in Orlando. The school starts in April and since he seems to have improved how he treats me I will try to go there with him but we need somewhere to live once we get there.
He also owed the IRS money from not filing in 2002 so they are taking his military retirement check each month until it is paid back. Please help me!