I lost my job and was unable to make my mortgage repayments. I felt ashamed and was getting more and more stressed, as I tried everything with the bank but nothing worked. I really thought I was going to lose my home, and that I wouldn’t have a roof over my head. I swallowed my pride and went to MABS to ask for assistance. They were so helpful and understanding, I felt a weight had been lifted just talking to them about my debt problems. MABS went through all the options with me and the Mortgage to Rent (MTR) scheme seemed right for me. I could stay in my own home, pay a rent that is affordable, and possibly buy back my house in the future. The MTR scheme really worked for me, I don’t feel any different, and my house still feels like home. I’d tell anyone struggling like I was, to be brave and don’t be afraid to look for assistance.