I ran a search for this topic in this group for the past 6 months. Nothing came up.
Are any of you trying to find affordable housing for yourself and a small dog, but Disability isn't enough and you keep trying to find a job? If so, what are doing/did that works?
I was pushed out of work at 46, right after a divorce my ex made ugly and he wrecked out credit to be more spiteful. I do not have any family or friends that can help me. HUD housing is all waiting lists and not always in a decent area (that does not work with my PTSD).
Seven years and 21+ more graduate credits later, I am still trying to get back to work.
Disability doesn't cover even the most basic needs. Did the finding help thing again. Always manage to fall through some crack. Sold my jewelry and anything of value while fighting 2+ years for Disability.
A repeat DUI totaled my car in 12/2012 and I will never see restitution. One of my pre-existing conditions that goes back to birth is being unable to stand or walk for long periods of time. Need to be near the bus line or where there is a good Paratransit system.
My lease is up in late September. Need to get out of Delaware. PCP's won't write pain or psych meds and specialists are $50/visit. I would go back to Delaware County, west of Philly. Can't deal with cold or much heat/humidity. A major relo is out. I self pack, find people to load and unload a UHaul and drive the truck. Tried the roommate thing. Tried moving to the boonies, where car was wrecked an hour later, and can't deal with alcoholism as a life-style, or no social or intellectual life.
Need a first floor with a small yard to garden and for my dog. Sun, water and light in my life are also important.
I have worried about paying rent, eating, etc. my entire adult life. Always had medical bills and student loans as albatrosses around my neck. I can't spend another 46 years like this.
Please, I need to keep my focus now on job hunting, getting another car, and finding housing right now.
I will share what works, what doesn't. I look at Craigslist occasionally. You have to be very careful with them. I often write to local churches for recommendations about apartments or if they know anyone that has a rental. The unseen market. Not much is put in newspapers these days.
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