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Old 02-03-2008, 12:57 AM
 
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Default want to move from cold to warm

Hello everyone I'm new to this site I've read a lot of the questions & everyone is very helpful. I currently live in upstate New York and hate it! because of the cold and darn snow. I would love to relocate before the summer ends. I have Section 8 subsidery for rent and don't know the proper channels to go through. I did read about contacting the gov't office but I was mainly interested in an Housing Specialist that helps with relocating. If someone knows of anyone and when is the best possible time to visit? I was thinking of in two weeks and again in March. I would greatly appreciate help on this matter. Thanks again
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:43 AM
 
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sorry i dont know anything about section 8, but i can help with the weather. the winters here are mild and compared to NJ, NC is always about 10-15 degrees warmer during the winter and about 5-10 degrees warmer in the summer. you will still need a coat, and i personally still wear my down coat some evenings, but you can definately feel the difference that it is more mild here.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Hello everyone I'm new to this site I've read a lot of the questions & everyone is very helpful. I currently live in upstate New York and hate it! because of the cold and darn snow. I would love to relocate before the summer ends. I have Section 8 subsidery for rent and don't know the proper channels to go through. I did read about contacting the gov't office but I was mainly interested in an Housing Specialist that helps with relocating. If someone knows of anyone and when is the best possible time to visit? I was thinking of in two weeks and again in March. I would greatly appreciate help on this matter. Thanks again
Section 8 Housing is very difficult to find here, and there are long waiting lists - over a year for many properties. We don't have the types of Sec 8 housing that you would be familiar w/ in NY. To be frank, many of the properties are going to be in areas you would most likely not want to live in. The more desirable ones are highly sought after - hence - the waiting lists.

Sorry to be negative but I have seen a lot of posts lately asking about Sec 8 housing and I personally know of several situations where people have been on waiting lists for nearly a year.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:18 AM
 
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I see lots of section 8 houses in downtown Wilmington, between 7th and 17th Streets.

Hey, section 8 can't be much different in upstate NY than it is here in North Carolina... right? Good luck with your move!
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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I see lots of section 8 houses in downtown Wilmington, between 7th and 17th Streets.

Hey, section 8 can't be much different in upstate NY than it is here in North Carolina... right? Good luck with your move!
I think it is very different. For one thing, not as much of it available. And it depends on what city here in NC . . . here is Charlotte, there are waiting lists for the best properties. And many of the properties are in areas that I simply could not in good conscience recommend to someone - high crime.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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thanks for the info I've found some different websites that are actually helping out. But I will look up Wilimington now. I've also been checking out Raleigh (they don't have much of a wait). Now my my next question is. (sorry hope not being a pain) but is it better to go through a temp agency instead of permanent employment? its just all the jobs are temp with possible hire on.
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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don't know if you already made the move but if you haven't contact me and I could probably help you.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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[quote=katie;4196295]don't know if you already made the move but if you haven't contact me and I could probably help you.[/quot
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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hey Katie, no I haven't moved yet! I lost my job here, so that has put me behind, but i'm not giving up! I will appreciate any new information.

thanks in advance
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