Housing Assistance

Hello there. I am a recently divorced Mother of three beautiful Daughters. I have been a long time business owner in the county of Palm Beach. I am at my wits end. Due to COVID19 The Beauty Lounge that’s my business is inside of was temporarily closed. That was my only income. I do not receive child support or any other help financially. Furthermore, As of this evening I have not received my stimulus check, have not received any type of Covid unemployment although applying numerous times. Although my business is allowed to re-open this week I am an aesthetician and my business will be forever changed. The reopening of my business Will be incredibly slow in order for me to keep everybody including myself my family and my clients safe and healthy. Even with the re-opening I cannot possibly catch up on all the income I have lost. My bills are overflowing . I have had no income since the first week of March. I have kept on top of what I could from the little bit of money I had but have not been able to pay the rent of my home in three months going on a fourth and face evection.I have reached out for help and applied for any and every sort of “relief” that I could. I am writing this story to reach out. I cannot sleep at night wondering if we will be out on the street soon. I love my county and I know there has got to be answers or help for us somewhere. Thank you for reading. ~Mikaela

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: May 13, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly negative
  • Who should know about this? Leaders who make decisions

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Lake Worth
  • Age: 41-50
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Paying the bills

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Think about what went wrong
  • Who my story is about: Myself
  • Why people acted the way they did: NA
  • How people were treated: NA
  • In my story, there are: No solutions
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: --
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: NA
  • My story is about: Fear