Disabled Wife And Husband In Dire Straits Seek Government Housing Grant Money
(Tampa Bay, Florida, USA)
We are in dire straits. I am disabled and my husband is unemployed. We owe $140,000 on our house and it is worth about that, as it needs improvements.
We have been forced to lower our payments through a modification program from Chase that comes with a $95,000 balloon payment when it matures.
We have no money, just my small social security check and his unemployment, which will run out soon. He has no healthcare so he has needed medicine including for pain that he can't get.
We are also in debt for credit cards, a car to be repossessed, which I need for my doctor. He needs to find a job in Tampa, Florida.
He's an electrical engineer without a degree, but with 25 years experience. Surely the experience counts for something. He is 56 and I am 54. We are too young for a lot of programs.
Our oldest son died 2-1/2 years ago. Isn't that enough pain for one family to go through?
Our only other son is stuck in Japan in a two-room apartment with his wife, stepson and our new granddaughter we've never seen nor do I know if we'll ever see her.
We are desperate. We don't know what to do. How can we live on the streets and why does the government make it so hard to apply for grants for personal uses and not use the money probably because of this reason?
Help save our lives. We want the six of us together in the US but I don't see it in our future. I don't see a future for us. Please help us.