Can't pay rent, what loan to get?

My friend lost her job 4 months ago and has been having a lot of difficulty landing another job since then. She went through all of her savings, is in credit card debit, and doesn't have family who can help support her until she gets back up on her feet.

We live in NY now but she is originally from California

My friend lost her job 4 months ago and has been having a lot of difficulty landing another job since then. She went through all of her savings, is in credit card debit, and doesn't have family who can help support her until she gets back up on her feet.

We live in NY now but she is originally from California and can always move back home if things don't work out and its the worst case scenario, but is there any kind of loans she can get to try and buy some more time? She got a cash advance from her credit card last month to pay the rent and now she doesn't know what to do for December rent. Are there any other financial aid systems she can apply for?

I would lend her money if I could, but I just got my first job three months ago and am just starting to build savings so I can't afford to do it.

Any suggestions would help! (except those who say "just go home" because that's an obvious choice that may very well happen soon).
She has applied to anything and everything. Within the industry she is trying to get into, outside of it, in the service industry, etc. No luck even though she has more experience then me in every area. She is just having really bad luck and it's taking too much time to get a loan. Plus it's almost

She has applied to anything and everything. Within the industry she is trying to get into, outside of it, in the service industry, etc. No luck even though she has more experience then me in every area. She is just having really bad luck and it's taking too much time to get a loan. Plus it's almost impossible to save money in NY, so I think it's pretty good she was even able to have 3 months savings before her money ran out.

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KL20:
I feel terrible for you and your friend. But you cannot save her from her situation monetarily but you can be a good listener. She maybe able to look into the Salvation Army, they will pay one or two months rent but then never again. The best thing you can do is continue to work and save up for emergencies just like the one your friend is going thru. In the end, moving back home when you have exhausted all saving rafts that come by would not be such a bad idea but your friend will need to discover that and make that decision on her own. It certainly is not the worse thing in the world. And she may just recover wonderfully with the support of her family in Cali.
babyboomer1001:
Only a moron would lend her money – she has NO JOB – no way to repay it. No lender would lend her money. Government programs do not just hand out money and certainly do not pay people's rent. She was stupid enough to not have sufficient savings to cover a loss of job for quite some time – she has to deal with the consequences. Tell her to spend 8 – 10 hours a day, every day, looking for a job and, she should not be fussy. If she has to bag groceries, she needs to get off her behind and go and bag groceries. When you have to support yourself, you cannot afford to be picky. Do not lend her any money. You will likely never see it again and, I too, believe you cannot afford to lend her any money.
Hogan:
You don't get a loan. You either pay or face eviction.
Bill:
She should apply for unemployment benefits if she qualifies. (if she was fired for cause, forget it.). And she may qualify for food stamps, which isn't really stamps…

No institution is going to loan her any money because she has no income to repay the loan with.

Judy:
Not going to be approved for a loan with no income, savings gone, and in credit card debt.
tro:
she has already done what she can and now it will mean she is out whenshe can't pay the rent for Dec
where she will go will depend on who can give her space to stay
SumDude:
No loan. Get a sugar daddy (or 2 or 3 …)
Sue:
she needs to move home now…

she isn't buying time she is borrowing time…

this is how people become homeless, they keep borrowing money thinking that it shall work, but it never does…

Robt:
Contact local homeless shelter for actual places to live.
Denver:
she needs to move home now…

she isn't buying time she is borrowing time…

this is how people become homeless, they keep borrowing money thinking that it shall work, but it never does…

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