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11 May 2006 @ 04:17 pm
Los Angeles Connections?  
My daughter has left her husband, and he's agreed to pay her rent and basic living expenses while she establishes an apartment and gets a job, then pay support after that. He ruined her own credit by charging up her credit cards and then failing to pay the bills. It looks like his own credit is still ok as he recently bought a car.

She wants to find a place in the L.A. area that's affordable, preferably $700-800. or so, a one bedroom that will rent to her with two small boys would be great. She's hoping that if there are credit problems (assuming they do a credit check on her) she can find someone who will give her a chance. They've always paid rent on time and have good rental references.

Does anyone have connections in L.A.? Know any landlords? Once I get my job I would also guarantee rent in a pinch, but I am sure she won't have any problems paying it.

It would be great if she could arrange to share a house with another single parent too. She's open to that. They could trade childcare even.
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Mari Adkinsmariadkins on May 12th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
I have a student who lives in Long Beach. May I forward this post to her?
Tapatitapati on May 12th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)
Sure, please do. I really hate to think of my daughter down there not knowing a soul. Even if there was someone willing to answer questions or pass on leads, that would be great.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on May 12th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
I'll direct her to this post. ;-)
lilywoe_sis on May 14th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
From the student in Long Beach
If she's looking for something small, she should be able to find something in that price range. i have a friend who is a landlord, but his places are admittedly small (studios, mostly) and i'm not sure if he has anything available. But i could check, if you wanted. We're in Long Beach, though, which for a morning commute to LA proper means a good hour and a half to a hour drive. Might not be what your daughter wants.

Either way, i'd be happy to help with any questions! :)
Tapatitapati on May 14th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
Re: From the student in Long Beach
I will ask her about Long Beach. She doesn't already have a job in L.A. so she'd simply look for something nearby. I know she's hoping that she got a room she applied for, she doesn't consider a studio too small if it's affordable, the boys sleep with her anyway because they're so young (2 and 5). She plans to do housecleaning, for an agency and then gradually build up her own clientele, so Long Beach might be a good area for that.

Thanks!
Tapatitapati on May 19th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
Re: From the student in Long Beach
She prefers to stick fairly close to the Downey area and has found a room in a house for now. She plans to get work and then save up for an apartment in or near that area.

Thanks anyway!