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Renting a room with Disability?
I get $900/month plus free health-insurance.
Can I rent a room in a garage or
side-room so I can be left alone?!?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
Check into income based apartments in your area. You should qualify for very low rent based on your situation. You might have to be on a waiting list for a few months if there are no apartments available right now, but an apartment is much better than a questionable room in someone else's house or garage.
Once you have the apartment, you could also see if you qualify for any food stamps to help with your budget. Until you have the apartment and can show what your rent would be, you probably wouldn't qualify for any other assistance.
- fodaddy19Lv 71 month ago
"I get $900/month"
" plus free health-insurance."
It's not "free" someone is paying for it. It's just not you.
"Can I rent a room in a garage or
side-room so I can be left alone?!?"
Depends on where you want to live. Conventional wisdom suggests that no more than 30% of your income should go towards housing. If utilities are included, then you can bump that up a little. So in your case, you'd probably want to put a limit of about $350 a month on that. In any case it's unlikely you'll be able to live in a house or apartment by yourself with the budget you have. You're probably going to have to live with other people.
- Anonymous1 month ago
what people fail to understand is that when you rent a room, UTILITIES ARE USUALLY INCLUDED. sometimes the landlord will make you pay for a percent of the actual utility on top of rent. Most room rentals also come furnished
if utilities are included, you can probably get by with 400-500 rent, but you really need to write out a budget. it will be hard even with food stamps (if you're lucky you will get about $100/month.
realize when you rent a room, you are not alone...you will share common areas with other residents. you can only rent a garage room if it has electric, heat, plumbing.
watch for the local section 8 wait list to open...look other subsidized housing
- ?Lv 61 month ago
$900 isn't much when you factor in utilities, cell phone bill, cost of furniture, down payments, finders fee, groceries, entertainment, cable, internet, car and health insurance keep dreaming
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Depends on the bylaws where you live.Where i live that would be considered an illegal apt.It's unlikely insurance would cover it also if something were to happen.
- LynnmarieLv 71 month ago
Yes if you can find one and don't eat much.