I can't get the apartment due to my criminal background.

@sharon6345 (105722)
United States
May 5, 2016 8:15pm CST
I will have the hardest time finding a place now. I been looking all over the internet I have 60 days to leave here and 90 days to find a place. If I get checked by everyone I am going to lose my housing. I am very sad right now Joey is helping me on his computer. My neighbor is helping me on hers. In case your wondering why. Adrain cheated on me with a man for 5 years. I found out and snapped.I tore the house up so I was arrested for vandalism. I will not ever find a decent home now.
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@Lolaze (2865)
• St. Louis, Missouri
6 May 16
I doubt that everyone will turn you down. There are a lot of people with apartments who have criminal records. It might be a good idea to talk to the apartment landlord or leasing company up front about your past when you first meet with them, then you will know if you should even go ahead with having them run an official background check. You will find someone who is understanding.
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@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
I am so scared to lose my housing that I am freaking out.
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@akalinus (12425)
• United States
6 May 16
I'm so sorry. I am sure that someone will help when they realize this was a one time thing and won't ever happen again. Isn't there anyone who can help you navigate through this mess? A friend or social worker or someone?
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@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
I am calling a case worker tomorrow.
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@toniganzon (39808)
• Philippines
6 May 16
I'm so sorry that you went through that. I hope that people know the reason behind every criminal act. Hope they won't judge you merely on your record.
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@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
I am terrified to lose my housing. I would not be able to pay rent.
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@CRK109 (14368)
• United States
6 May 16
Never say never. Some people will hopefully sit and talk with you about what happened and will be understanding that things happen. Don't give up.
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• United States
6 May 16
I'm sorry you're going through this. I wish you luck and I hope you find something! Hang in there! It will work out. :)
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@ridingbet (36175)
• Philippines
6 May 16
oh, that is why you have a criminal record? but that is just a petty misdemeanor and you did not actually "kill a human being", right?
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@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
no just a tv and some clothing. not even a wall.
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@irishidid (8119)
• United States
6 May 16
How long ago was this? You might talk to a lawyer (see if you have Legal Aid in your state) about getting it expunged.
You may be able to seal arrest or conviction records. Here's how.
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@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
august that just past. Thanks
• Chengde, China
6 May 16
Don't worry.Everything will be ok.Just like the movie named"The Pursuit of Happyness"
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@Susan2015 (18272)
• United States
6 May 16
Hope that you are able to find something.
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@MEAngle (242)
6 May 16
Maybe the searhc isn't going so well, but hang in there. It's going to work out, and if you need help, go to the people that you trust most, like friends and family. Surely, they have no issues with assisting you in your time of need.
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@trivia79 (7945)
• El Segundo, California
6 May 16
hope things will go well very soon
@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
7 May 16
yes they will be good soon..
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@trivia79 (7945)
• El Segundo, California
9 May 16
@sharon6345 just think positive!
@ida123 (6284)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 May 16
Oh, I'm sorry for that. I hope you can find one soon.
@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
I don't want to find other one to be honest. They are going to keep denying me. I am better off trying to save this place.
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@ida123 (6284)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 May 16
@sharon6345 If you love that place, then why you're trying another one? Is it because of budget?
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@rona07 (1675)
• Philippines
6 May 16
Sorry to hear all about this.. I hope you will find a way around this...maybe there is someone out there who'll not mind it. Good luck ..
@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
I am not even going to take that chance. I am going to first see if I can stay here.
@rona07 (1675)
• Philippines
6 May 16
@sharon6345 then that will be a much better idea. Hopefully you can stay there. Good luck
@Bella128 (2488)
• United States
6 May 16
Sorry to hear about your troubles. Maybe you can look into some legal action of clearing your name or something? Just don't give up, I like to think that everything happens for a reason even if you can't see that reason right away.
@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
Oh yes I see that it was for a reason n I am super happy about that.
@jaboUK (49995)
• United Kingdom
6 May 16
What an awful situation - I hope that you can find a way to stay where you are.
@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
Yes they are letting me stay here. That is the good thing for now.
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@Macarrosel (7643)
• Philippines
6 May 16
Committed a crime of vandalism is already a criminal? Well in my country many has been committed such crime but they are not considered as criminals. I thought you had killed a person.
@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
No i did not do that bad. lol.
@zarlamain (24071)
• United States
6 May 16
Don't give up. There are has to be somewhere that you can live. I can't believe you were charged for something so trivial. I hope people don't judge you for your criminal record and if they do, they must be so perfect then!
@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
I don't know how to cope right now. I keep crying and my nerves are shot. I need to find out tomorrow that my papers did not go through.
@jstory07 (57130)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 May 16
I forgot about that. I hope you are able to find something.
@sharon6345 (105722)
• United States
6 May 16
I knew it was a chance that could happen.
@celticeagle (114036)
• Boise, Idaho
7 May 16
Why do you have to leave? Can't you stop the process and just stay there?
@rosekiss (30152)
• Eugene, Oregon
6 May 16
That is really a shame, and I can certainly understand why you did it. I hope that you find something soon, as not being able to find somthing when you need it and not finding it, does put a lot of pressure on you, but just wait on the Lord, and he will show you the one he has for you. Just hang in there, as things will get better for you, of that I have no doubt.