TSA agent close to getting evicted during government shutdown

(Photo: SBG San Antonio)

Here in San Antonio, thousands are feeling the impact of the government shutdown.

More than 27,000 people in San Antonio are employed by the federal government, and Stephhun Gregg is one of them.

He is not getting paid and is now close to eviction.

Stepphun Gregg, a TSA agent, has been showing up to work and doing the job every day but he hasn't gotten a paycheck since December 28.

"Me being the main provider, my checks go mostly to all the major bills; the rent, all the food, the groceries. I pay for all of that." Gregg said.

The federal employee has been through a shutdown before but it didn't last half as long.

"I've been through a shutdown before last year so I knew how to organize my money and prioritize where my money goes," Gregg said. "This one is different because this one is way longer and it's been over a month since I received a pay check."

Rent on his Converse home is due February 1, but he won't have the money until the government reopens.

He provided his landlord with this letter from Homeland Security proving he's a federal employee not getting paid, and asked for an extension.

"He told me that unfortunately, he has to deny my request," Gregg said. "I was shocked, surprised and just worried."

Now he's trying to find ways to sacrifice by cutting down on gas and groceries.

"The main priority is to make sure we have food for our daugther, us and we keep the lights on in the house and just struggle on until it ends." Gregg said.

According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the latest numbers show more than 130,000 people in Texas are federal employees, about a fifth of them work in San Antonio.

We reached out to Gregg's landlord who by default is dealing with the impact of the shutdown. At this point, he has not returned our call.

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