there’s a donate button on my blog now because i have fallen past the point of no return and i’ve had to beat my pride into submission
if you know me you’ll know how vehemently against asking for or taking money i am personally
but you know
i’d rather not be homeless and dead
All right, so this dick of an OP thinks it’s guilt-tripping Tumblr if she reveals exactly how awful of a predicament she is in, so I’m going to roughly cover it for her.
Ava here is a lovely person in quite a predicament.
Recently her rent just went up a £475 hike because her landlord decided to be a Grade-A dick. He found a loophole in their tenancy agreement, which says that if their rent is above a certain level (£300), he can pass some of his tenancy renewal costs (£175) to them. Their rent is now a ridiculous £1300 a month. He’s doing it because he wants to demolish and rebuild things, then resell the property. Basically, he’s trying to force them out, and it has admittedly worked.
Ava’s currently living below the poverty line with her mum, and her mum can’t find a job that will take her, because the area’s low on jobs and she has impending lung cancer, which pushes her chances even lower. Ava’s been looking for jobs for three months and it’s even worse because so many young people are looking for jobs, so needless to say it’s been unsuccessful. She’s still looking for jobs, which means she’s have had to pull out of university because a job is more important. Pulling out of university means her benefits are cut, and that’s more much-needed money going down the drain.
Also, since the winter months are approaching, the companies brought up their bills by 33%. That is apparently a thing that happens automatically and makes me very angry.
Basically, she can’t afford this rent. She can’t even afford the cost of finding a new place to live. She can’t afford any of this stuff, basically.
She’s a dear friend of mine and I am pleading with you guys to help her, or at least signal boost. Since she’s an asswipe who finds it difficult to ask people for money, she won’t admit to the public that some weeks she can’t afford food and has had to cut off heating on the brink of winter. But I really, really don’t want her on the streets in a dubious neighbourhood in the middle of winter, so I’m pleading Tumblr for help on her behalf.
There’s a donate button on her blog, and if you kind people could spare something or reblog this post, you have my eternal gratitude.
[ooc; Please forgive me for posting non-LoK content, but my friend really needs your help. Please reblog this.]
[I fucking hate landlords like this. Eep.]