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My family is losing our home of the last 16 years. We need money for a down payment on an inexpensive home, with low monthly payments.

I am a mother of three sons and a teacher. I have only been a substitute teacher because I am unable to find a contract position as a social studies teacher. My income and that of my husband amounts to about $50,000 a year. The home we have been living in for the last 16 years is being sold. We have no savings, poor credit and two sons in college, one in high school. We are hoping to find a small home, probably a manufactured home on a little land so we have a place for our pets and con tinue to have a home for our sons who all still live at home. We are not people who don't work and we don't recieve any government aid of any kind. Because of the economy and my husbands' job losses we have about $8000 of debt we can't pay, thus the poor credit rating. We drive old cars, the newest being a 2004 Ford Ranger and we work every day. Even if I work every school day I can only make about $18000 a year. So I work taking care of other people's pets and homes when they are away, I make and sell jewelry and I help my husband with his work. He works cleaning up foreclosed homes and he works 6 days a week. My sons work part time jobs in the food industry while attending school. I don't know where else to turn to try to raise a substantial down payment for a home. We are only looking at homes that are around $100,000 total price and hoping to make at least a 40% down payment in order to keep the monthly payments in a manageable range.
I am uncomfortable asking people for help like this but I don't know what else to do. Without this money my family and pets will end up homeless. Thank you for reading this and if you decide to help I can only say thank you from the depth of my heart and I will keep you in my prayers.
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