Hi Willow, It is hard to believe that your state does not have more resources for you to look into. You should check with Social Security again and ask what else is available. Almost all states have low income housing for people with disabilities. The only possiblilty I can think of is if you can find a home where a person wants to rent a room in their own house and then you can leave your parents home. If you are just renting they can't count the landlord's income in yours. I think you really need to pursue as hard as you can to find something to help you. There is so much available in my state I would think yours would have other resources for you. Also, as Karen said you should apply for medicaid. Can you talk to either of your stepsisters? What about a low income family service group? Keep after all the places you can find as i'm sure there is something out there to help. An elderly person wanting to stay in their home may want to get rent money for help and that could help you by providing a room for you. Please keep trying. I wish you the best and will keep you in my prayers. Please post again how you are doing.
Hi again Willow, I was looking back at some of your other posts and replies. You had one from Kitt that gave a website for hud. If you click on your name from this post it will bring up your post from 11/1 and go to the post from Kitt with the website. I looked at the website. What you have to do is first click on your state and it brings up all the hud offices in dozens of towns and cities. There is also other extremely helpful info on how to go about looking for a place and how to rent , qualifications, more than I can give you. If you will please go to this website I truly think you will be able to get some help. If one place doesn't work then ask if they know of other agencies for help. You seem so sad and lost and I am feeling very bad for you. But if you truly want to get a place of your own it is going to take some work and looking on your part. As I mentioned in one of my other replies to you I have found a lot of help for my son who has epilepsy. When I called one place that couldn't help me, they gave me the names of other agencies to help. It is like a chain reaction. You just have to pursue everything that is out there. Please let me know how things go. If you wait too long and your parents aren't around it will be harder for you to locate a place as I imagine it takes time to do all this. So please for your sake and your puppy look at this website and try to get help. I only want what is best for you.
Thanks Aurora for bringing up the Hud program again. AS long as you live with your parents, Willow, all income is counted but once you state you want to live independently the programs will work with you. Your disability and monies will all be yours and not tied to your parents.
I know it is hard when you get on the "what if" merry-go-round but hop off and don't anticipate when or how your parents are going to die and what will happen, it will work out and there will be people to help you. (((Hugs))))
Just believe and know we pray for you.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*