Take the money and run
I received a letter from a brand new housing development, saying they wanted me to come in for an interview and bring the following:
- Social security card and birth certificates for children
- SS Card and other form of ID for me
- Pay stubs from the last 4 months
- Address and bank account information
- Proof of child support
- $100.00 (Administration Fee)
After filling out 1o pages of paperwork, they informed me that they will call me once they have checked out my:
- Bank Account Status
- Employment Status
- Rental History
- Credit Score
I told them: “Look, I know my credit is bad, and I have limited rental history due to the fact I have moved so many times in the last two years. I put this on my initial application. Now you want $100 before you check all these things out”
They say: “If you don’t have good credit or 2 years of good rental history, you can fill out an Alternative letter of Recommendation form.”
My $100 is non-refundable.
I just don’t understand it. What kind of people are going to be applying for a Housing Project in the first place? People with good credit? People who have stable housing? No.
I am not expecting a call. Might as well move into a motel already.