Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Housing frustraions

I've been trying to get an apartment, I'm on 2 waiting lists. And have been for months, with no end in sight. It can be anywhere from 6 to 14 months.

I talked to my caseworker, she works for the department of family and children services, she has no idea where to find low income housing. It amazes me. It's her job to work with single mothers and women who are victims of domestic abuse, yet she has no clue how to help them find affordable housing? WTF?!?!

So I spend a day evey week calling every apartment complex I can get the phone number of. I'm calling places in a 3 county area.

I want my own place. Not that living with my sister is awful. I just want my OWN place. My therapist even says I need to be on my own.

I thought I had a good lead on an apartment and I did, but there's a catch. They only accept people in a certain program, and that program is closed to new applications for the next 3-4 months. I had no clue about this program or the fact that it only took aps at certain times.

It's just so frustrating. I just want a place to live.



Untreatableonline said...

We have the same problem up North with a ton of people waiting to get in low income housing or gear to income housing that the wait tends to be measured in years. I found that if you go through the CMHA they can assign you a housing worker which will make it a bit easier. take care

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