Re: Can she afford the rent? - Posted by Brent_IL
Posted by Brent_IL on September 15, 2003 at 12:08:25:
She is on Medicaid, as are the kids, so she has minimal medical expenses. She gets food stamps for six people, probably several hundred dollars a month, so she has minimal food costs. There are low-income energy assistance programs that will pay for a portion of the utility bills for her. Her out-of-pocket utility costs are reduced significantly.
The question is not if she can afford the rent, she can. The question is what the monetary cost of the downside is if she chooses not to pay. Free legal representation is available to her also.
Eventually, you can get her out if necessary, but you’ll have to anticipate a period of no rental income.
I have four children. Five children is a lot of wear and tear. I?d check with all former landlords as a start.