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!!!
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.
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.
Agreed!! Next question is where do we start?! Lol it’s crazy sometimes!
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.
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.
Thank you very much! I’ll check it out!