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Old 04-12-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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My mother is coming to the area and is disabled and lives on disability alone, is there anywhere affordable in Wake county that she can rent from? She is loking to pay $300 monthly everything included, I am not sure how to help, but how do other disabled people live around the area?
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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She may want to see if she is eligible for SSI, which is also through social security. It's need based and is a max of $674 per month, I think, but could be very helpful for her to have some extra income.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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My mother is coming to the area and is disabled and lives on disability alone, is there anywhere affordable in Wake county that she can rent from? She is loking to pay $300 monthly everything included, I am not sure how to help, but how do other disabled people live around the area?
Might try DHIC DHIC, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening neighborhoods and families in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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Contact Alliance of Disability Advocates. This Center for Independent Living >> is committed to assisting people with disabilities to live independently and become productive, full participants in society. The entire staff and board, most of whom have disabilities, support people with disabilities in their efforts toward such life-affirming goals.<< Alliance of Disability Advocates

If they are anything like the CILs in other states, they will be a great resource for you and your Mom in accessing affordable housing and soooo much more.

Wishing you both the best.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Interesting name Eartboundmama. How about moving her in with you? Multi-generational arrangement are they way they did it for years.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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NC is very poor in providing services for the disabled and impoverished. I've been through this process and AFAIK there's nothing like what you're asking for. I have to agree with andyselec's comment. However, there are national services like "A Place For Mom" that might be able to find something, possibly a room in a private home, but I think realistically you'll have to increase substantially what she's willing to pay per month.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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THe Villages of Lake Boone Trail has first floor wheel chair accessible apartments. But I think $300 per month is not going to cover it. Does she qualify for Section 8?
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:20 AM
 
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I'd second the suggestion to explore having her move in with you. More and more people are giving it a go and finding that while it does have its struggles, with some adjustments it can work out well.

Even a room in a house is usually upwards of $300/month plus utilities. Plus, does she need services to help her manage her disability? Who will be providing those services?

$300/month for housing usually only works if there is a subsidy of some sort such as Section 8 vouchers or tax credit apartments. www.resourcesforseniors.com/pdf/housing.doc lists various properties with costs and waiting times. Waiting period for a Section 8 voucher can be years.

I'm assuming that she is moving to be closer to you as she ages. If moving in with you is not in the picture, she may want to rethink this moving business. What services/support does she have in place where she is living? Will she be able to access them in this area?

Funding for programs to support those with disabilities is being cut all over the country. For example, if the Texas legislature passes the current budget proposal, Medicaid funding for long term care facilities (already so low that many facilities won't accept it) will be cut by a third in Texas. Yikes!

Sadly, the future does not look rosy for those who depend on financial assistance from the government. I don't know what is to become of those who do not have family who can step in to help.

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