Is there no place over there that can help you out? I know people don't like taken hand outs at times. But when you are down, you are down and might have no other choice at all. I live in Ireland. There are various groups that help people out in a situation like your own. Plus we have welfare officers. They would look at a situation and see the person is struggling and the person would be allowed rent allowance and help with other bills too. Until they manage to get back on their feet again. I would have a good look around and see if any such groups exist where you live. The whole idea of them is so that people don't end up on the street. Or even go without food. You would imagine a country as big as America would have something similar.