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  • adillon845
    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Amanda and I’m 29... and 16 months....

    I love living with my parents but it’s time to go-my boyfriend and I are ready to start a life together but we’re experiencing a road block that drives us crazy. 

    I applied for Section 8 housing, but we were denied. Every time we find an apartment that is wheelchair accessible, it is senior housing! It’s very aggravating!

    Any feedback would be very helpful!!!

    Many thanks,
  • maria1
    Hi Amanda,  Hope you are doing well. Please call the National MS Society, I had a friend who had ms was young and lived in senior housing. They may know how it can be arranged.Nice to see you smiling.
  • illata
    Amanda, while I sadly do not have any helpful advise on finding help- I do relate as I'm currently in the grey area of trying to find a place with my boyfriend as well. Thankfully I do not have any handicaps at the moment, but I'm afraid of moving far away (from NJ to ME is the plan) and having to find alllllll new doctors again. Also, I hate how expensive everywhere is to live, it's so difficult to save up so much these days.
  • adillon845
    Agreed!! Next question is where do we start?! Lol it’s crazy sometimes!
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    It is very hard to find cheaper housing and new doctors.  Portland, Maine is cheaper than living in New Jersey.  I looked and saw that Portland, ME has primary care doctors and neurologist so that shouldn't be a problem with your moving from New Jersey to Maine with your boyfriend.  I agree that it is very expensive everywhere to live.  I myself, when my husband is old enough to retire, that we will move to an area that is warmer and a helluva lot cheaper.  I have visited quite a few places in Maine, but not Portland.  Very pretty area.  Good luck and keep in touch.
  • MS_Navigators
    Hi Amanda,

    That must be really frustrating. I would recommend reading over our affordable housing guide, located here:Accessible Housing Guide. It has a lot of tips, tricks and options for searching for affordable, accessible housing. Please feel free to give us a call as well - an MS Navigator would be happy to work with you on this request. We are available at 1-800-344-4867, Monday through Friday.

    Warm Regards,
    MS Navigator
  • adillon845
    Thank you very much! I’ll check it out!