The Housing Nightmare

So, I am trying to get housing. I’m finally striking out on my own, scared shitless because I have never been alone, but I have to try! I can’t live with my parents forever, nor do I -want- to. I had thought at first about an assisted living facility, but finally decided on living on my own. That is my situation right now.

The housing lady at the mental health place I’m at refuses to turn in my targeted key application until she’s sure I can take care of myself, doing things like housekeeping etc. I showed I could do it yesterday, but that wasn’t enough. O_O I’m not sure what she wants from me!

Targeted Key is a rental assistance program. I live on a fixed income of $771 a month. I’m grateful for it, but it’s not a lot. Rent, even for low income equal opportunity housing is often upwards of $400 or $500 dollars. That is not including utilities! Targeted Key would pay a big chunk of my rent, leaving me more to live on.

The nightmare is that I’m getting calls from housing complexes (ones that I really liked, that are clean and well kept) asking about if I want an apartment! Only thing is, I need the Targeted Key to get in, otherwise I can’t pay the rent. Housing Lady hasn’t even turned the application in to be processed yet. I got the call yesterday and am DESPERATE to get this apartment. It’s convenient in location (close to parents) and very clean and nice. She needed an answer YESTERDAY. I called her back saying I couldn’t get in touch with my housing person but got an answering machine. *sigh* I don’t know if I’ve already lost my chance to get this one. I am so disappointed and disillusioned in this process. I don’t even know if I’ll get any more offers any time soon. This shit about where I live now put me in the hospital earlier this year. I don’t want to go back.

Song Of The Day: Gary Numan – Dead Heaven

I love Gary Numan! I think maybe I’m so fond of him because (aside from the great music) he has autism, like me. He’s inspirational to me.

Anyhow, I love this song, I got it on a CD from Hot Topic back in like….2001 or 2002 or something, called “Dance Floor Killer, No Filler”. It had a lot of really great songs.

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