Public Housing


It damn near killed me, but I told myself I have to get myself on the waiting lists. They are long and I have no idea how long I will have a home with my dad. The man is 83, still fairly healthy, but he is no spring chicken. Luckily the woman was very nice and told me where to go for the website to get the applications. The one where she was I can only be on a secondary list since I don’t live in that town. The other one was the county housing authority.

So Part one is done, applications filled out. The tricky part is the rent. I might have to turn tricks to pay for it. 🙂

Dad may pass before my name comes up and then I will be really stuck. I have to trust God to know what I need and that what I need will be there when I need it. This is what I have been learning – To Trust GOD!

Waiting for my doctor to call in the new medication he wants me on. I got the ok from my psychiatric nurse so just need him to write it. I know from past usage it helped me sleep.

Teaching my cat “lay down!” And she is learning, stranger still. Although she knows the word “treats” and she is getting up to come ask for them. It is time.

Tessa

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12 thoughts on “Public Housing

  1. Ava Savage

    I’m so glad you are doing that Tessa, I’m on a wait list and it will be about 3 years to get in. I would not be able to anyway until I pay off my car in 2yrs. I am glad I went ahead and got on the list since it takes so long. We have to trust in God that we will be alright.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I know, but I am always worrying about the future. I have to worry about the present and forget the dwelling on the future constantly. Thank you!

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  2. morgueticiaatoms

    Kudos for taking the first step.
    I know I manage with a small child and my rent being fifty percent of my total monthly income ($794) and the only help we get is with food stamps so it is a juggling act to pay for power and such..But it can be done if you’re frugal and you cross me as being more concerned with having a home as opposed to having shiny new electronics so…you’ve got this, lady. You CAN do it.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thanks Morgue. I don’t know how you do it on that amount and with a child. Of course different areas of the country are more expensive. I know it was cheaper to live down south in NC. Don’t you have utility help. I know my daughter was eligible for help here in NJ? No food stamps though and she has 2 kids, but she has a regular job now thankfully and not relying on the government except for heath care and they may take that from her. It is just for the kids. But she makes a lot more now than she used to. I guess she would since she is a nurse now. I only want shiny new electronics when I am manic 🙂

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  3. Zoe

    You’ll be able to afford rent on your disability check if it’s HCV / Section 8. And there are other programs who make it no rent, but usually you have to live where they designate you. Crossing my fingers for you!

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  4. jannatwrites

    You’ve done what you can, and I agree that we just have to trust in God. That’s soooo hard sometimes, but I have a story to share about this… I’m hoping to have time to write a post about it next week. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you Janna. It is hard, but I am learning to put my trust in God. What bothers me is the people that say trust in God and then say what is wrong with you? You can’t count on God. I hate hypocrites. Believe in him or not. I am manic right now and mouthy. Sorry.

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  5. Bipolarbrainiac

    I’m proud of you and remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. In my telephone volunteer work yesterday I stumbled across a Network of New Jersey Drop In Places. They asked for Ten books, and said they had even more locations. Maybe they have one near you. Let me see who they are:
    Freehold Self Help Center, one of the locations in Freehold, obviously, I’ll email you their phone number. Remember, the more people you know, and ask to help you, and ask them for even more names, the better your chances are of finding even other programs for public housing.

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