Meet three young people led by their own dire circumstances down the same treacherous path to homelessness.
Because a highschool student can make enough money from a minimum wage job to support them both.
Katie and her mom get a cottage free for 6 months which is very generous. Let's see if they sit on their asses for 6 months instead of trying to better themselves and make it permanent. I don't understand why the get help for sever al months from someone and don't use that time to try to make things better. It's annoying.
Eh I can smell Ronny and Kelley from here. They bring it on themselves. Clean yourself up and get a damn job. Kenatta is the only one that seems to be trying. 000a000aYeah lady because sitting there crying is going to make it all better. She didn't pay rent for 6 months. *** did they expect? People are trying to help them as best they can yet they don't try to fix their own situation. It pisses me off. I lost my husband with no warning at all and guess what I have my own place, car and a job because I had to. I did not sit and cry thinking that if I cried hard enough that would change things.
Katy's mom gets on my nerves because all she does is whine and cry. Ive lost my husband too and he was the breadwinner but since that I have had to step up and support myself and I do. I could easily cry about how unfair life has been to me but choose not to. And Katy needs to get up off her ass and get motivated. It sucks having to grow up at a young age but she has to. Her mom aint gonna take care of her.. Their situation could be changed if they worked hard enough.
The dogs have got to go. pets are a luxury not something we need. It's not fair to the dogs anyway. She should be worried about school because if you don't have an education then you cannot make anything better out of yourself. I moved but I used to live in Santa Clara county where they live and the cost of living out there is crazy expensive. so they are in a tough spot big time.
Also if anyone else cared to pay attention Katy and her mom will lose their dad's death benefits if she finds a job (which I think is ******** BTW). So if she were to find a job that pays less then they would be really stuck wouldn't they? They are in a crappy situation and are not being given very many choices. I also lived in the area where they live and it is a very expensive area in California to live and the kind a job a 16 year old can get would not be nearly enough for them to make it. I feel bad for them. On top of that there may be more issues that MTV did not touch up on. Nobody knows their whole story so we should not judge. All I know is I am so thankful for all I have because things could always be worse.
I really hope that all these people are doing well today. I feel so bad for them, and I could not imagine being in their position.
6 months without paying rent? Within the 6 months there was NOTHING you could figure out to prevent being evicted?
I've never been homeless but I have looked for jobs and its not that easy. I put in 36 applications once and only heard back from one place. All you can do is get out there and hope for the best.
The fact that they don't have a place to live school is the last thing she's worried about. Yes her mother does have some issues and I'm pretty sure there's a shelter both of them could go too. They'll be in different ones but it'll be a bed and food. If anything she can sale that hair.
There are charities and things out there that will help somebody get into a place! Pay the deposit and first month's rent. I know I have been in a similar situation. But it is up to you to keep the place up and get a job. It not hard to get a job. Just apply for ANYTHING don't be picky. Any kind of job is better than nothing especially in this economy! It's all about choices. Get it together!
if so they could have used that as a phone number. Its not being judgemental its just not being stupid to the games people play.
Mental health issues aren't easy to break but,u can get them under control by gettin help for them if u want to.Some people just don't want help for them so they can have a reason for people to feel sorry for them just like u are doing.U can get a P.O box as a address in order to get a job so,thats not an excuse.They didn't show a cell phone but, if they had a computer I'm pretty sure they had one.
does anyone know how i can reach Kenyatta from the true life im homeless episode ? I would love to help her with money and a place to live..thank you
There was nothing wrong with that daughter.....& if that mother done the things she done like walking those dogs & so forth then she can do some kind of work....& I deal with MAJOR health problems so you can't pull that line of reasoning on me. Apparently the state thinks she can work also do she would be getting disability for her health problems like I do.....people use your head.There are alot of people out here that want something for nothing thats why they do the things they do.
Katy & Liz did beg they just went about it a different way where they didn't show it right out on tv which was by computer. Kenyetta didn't beg....yes, she was in a shelter but, she didn't beg. Anyone that can afford to keep pets, a computer, & all the other fancies of life don't need to beg cause they haven't hit rock bottom. When you hit rock bottom that means you have to sell everything you have & don't have anything of any value left to your name.
Katy acts as if she has no concern for school or the show didn't show that side of her.It appeared as if she was ok with the way she was living & accepting what was coming day to day.The first time someone donated money the first thing they did was get a "nice" hotel room. If they really needed money it seems like they would have sold those dogs. Yes, they keep you company but, they also add to the cost of living.You have each other for company you don't need pets.Stop looking for hands outs
Katy's mom has some serious issues. She should let her daughter go to a shelter, she is an underage young girl. She needs a stable life so she can go to school and get a job.
I understand Kenyatta feels comfortable with the party promotion thing, but I don't get why she isn't doing more to help herself. She has been in shelters since the age of 21. She could have gone to college during that time. She could get a degree in business, marketing, mass communications, and have a career in public relations. And Kelly seems so young. She just needs to leave Ronnie, go to a homeless shelter for youth, and do something with her life. She is still young enough to change herself and her life.
I think Kenyatta is so sweet. I hope things work out for her. I really hope things get better for Katy and her mom as well. I don't understand why they don't go to a shelter or at least why doesn't Katy? She is a minor and should be able to go into a youth home, but I am guessing she doesn't want to leave her mom alone. Ronnie is probably a good natured person deep down inside, but he just seems like an ass. Instead of doing something with himself he is too busy getting high and drinking alcohol. It seems like of all people he brought this on himself the most. However I do feel sorry for all of them. Times are tough and I wouldn't wish this upon my worst enemy. I really do hope and pray that things get better for each of these individuals. I loved that Mtv did an episode about homelessness, because we have thousands of homeless people living on the street everywhere here in America and I think we are so used to it that it has become the norm for us as a society and therefore it is often overlooked. But in no way should it be overlooked. It is a crisis and something needs to be done about it.