Hi, I'm actually writing because my oldest grandson shares an apartment with two roommates and his part of the rent is 600 a month and he got let go from his job as a server in a restaurant a few weeks ago and had no savings.  He's very upset because he has been on his own since he was 18 and never asked anyone for help.  I don't know what to say to him because I'm on disability and barely get by myself.  Any suggestions?

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Hi, I can relate to you and your grandson. I have an idea about the rent part, just a thought, maybe he can reach out to his landlord and ask him if there may be a way he can "work" for him, (by keeping up on the some of the small but sometimes troublesome issues landlords have, keeping all light bulbs on, cleaning up the apartment sites, cleaning and preparing any recently vacated apts for new tenants in exchange for rent. I don't know how "handy" your grand-son is, he may be able to help in the office if he's tech-savvy, esp in our current health crisis, the Regular office people may not be able to work if they have children (all kids are home) recently making building(I don't know if this is something feasible, but, he may want to give it a shot! All he can get is a no, but, at least he tried. My prayers things will get better ASAP! Stay well.      Thanks, Take Care All, Deb

 

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@Susan Highley I think your grandson's best bet is to work out an agreement with his landlord or apartment complex, especially if the coronavirus relief bill passes, as it's expected to. The bill will massively expand unemployment benefits for people who lost their jobs or had their hours cut due to coronavirus. Plus most Americans will get a one-time payment of $1,200.

So basically, your grandson, like all of us, almost certainly has money coming to him. We just don't know when we'll get it. His landlord may agree to let him delay rent, provided that he makes the payment as soon as he starts getting benefits and/or his stimulus check arrives. 

It's expensive for a landlord to evict a tenant in any situation. In many parts of the country, there's also a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, and a lot of people are in the same situation your grandson is in. My guess is that he's in a good position to negotiate on this one.

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