I came here and made an account to let you know that I’ve been in the situation you were in from the original open letter. It really blows. Things will work out from here though, I’m sure of it.
Most importantly, I hope you are registered to vote. If you aren’t, I encourage you to do so ASAP and vote for Bernie Sanders. Your “top highlighted” sentence, “ Call me entitled, but I don’t think you should be barred from growing and exploring and taking risks because your income isn’t in proportion with the cost of living in your area.” is basically the entire platform that Bernie is running on for President this year. I really hope you are feeling the Bern and you could certainly help out with volunteering for his campaign in the meantime.