How can I safely and legally find 800$ in a week?
June 23, 2014 4:55 PM Subscribe
Ok, so...long story short, I am really having a hard time making rent for reasons outside of my control. It's due in a week, and despite exhausting every venue I can think of I can't come up with that money.
posted by Rosengeist to Work & Money (27 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
My parents don't have it, my friends don't have it. Several paychecks from one of my jobs have not come through in the past 3 weeks and unfortunately, I really needed that money to pay for rent. I'm preparing to take this matter to small claims court, but in the mean time, I have to find a way to get my landlord that money. If these paychecks were to come in, I would be fine...but as it stands, I can't see them coming in until next month...if ever.
So, does anyone have any ideas about how I might be able to get 800$ safely and legally in like...a week? I'm going to send an email to my landlord and see what he suggests, but I can't imagine he's going to be happy about this. I live in Manhattan at the moment, and I'm not sure what the laws are about this specific issue as far as housing goes, but from what I can tell, they favor the landlord. All I know is that I really, really don't want to be evicted.