So I have accepted a federal offer with HUD ( Housing and Urban Development ) I submitted the information for my pre-employment background check and I received an email letting me know that during the investigation they found that I have items in collections and that the total amount of items equaled out to $5289 now the items are small to large, I know there is no excuse to why I haven’t paid off the items but between moving across country for a new job to my finance being in the hospital for an extensive amount time and me being the only person with an income times have been hard. I have called every account on the collections list and set up payment arrangements and I have letters from all the companies showing that I have set this up and the first payments are going out next week. I owe state taxes to the state of OR and I have been making making payments on that as well. I have student loan debt as well but my loans are in deferment as I am currently in school. I have provided documentation showing my loans are in deferment until 2021.
My question is: Will I be granted clearance for HUD or will they look at my paperwork and say no?
Any advice will help or words of encouragement is acceptable too