The US Office of Personnel Management posted sample letters on its website for how employees not being paid during the government shutdown can talk with creditors and landlords.
Feds, here are sample letters you may use as a guide when working with your creditors during this furlough. If you need legal advice please consult with your personal attorney. https://t.co/t6h6OzALsS
— OPM (@USOPM) December 27, 2018
In one letter, they suggest asking your landlord about doing maintenance projects like painting or carpentry work in exchange for partial rent payments.