U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-27-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Gulfport, MS
469 posts, read 2,558,192 times
Reputation: 496

Advertisements

Okay, here's the situation. Although I'm from MS, I have been living in New York City for six years. My mother took early retirement and receives $800 a month from that as her sole income. I think she gets food stamps, too. She is currently living in a trailer in the Jackson, MS area but the rent eats up almost every dime she gets. She's on the list for affordable housing in Brandon, MS but who knows when she'll get a place. Anyway, she claims that she's been looking for a place to live but that everywhere she looks is too expensive. She says she looked as far west as Dallas, in Memphis, in Mobile, etc. She doesn't have a car currently because she can't afford to buy one with her income. My brother is living with her right now and he has a motorcycle that he rides to work. He also brings in about ~$1,000 a month.

Anyway, I can't comprehend how she can't find a place to rent that is within her income level. My BFF lives in a two bedroom in Conway, AR that she pays $475/mo for. How come my mother can't find anything? I don't know what methods she's using but whatever it is, it isn't working.

I live 1,200 miles away and have for six years so I am seriously out of the loop. I'm sure she'll want to stay in the South. Where can she find cheap rent? My brother would probably move with her, he works in construction and he always manages to find work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top