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Old 07-21-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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Hi everybody, I have a female friend who is 27 and wants to move to Stillwater in a few years because she has always loved Oklahoma State.Also, she was born in Oklahoma and she wants to move back to her home state.She has a high school education from a private school for students with learning disabilities.She has ADHD and ADD.She is living in the Houston, Texas area now with her parents.

She has family in the area.She has been working in the service sector for the past 6 years or so.What are some good places she could work?I feel like she may have some competition from the college kids.Also, how is the COL in Stillwater?

I think the college kids may drive up the rents but I aint for sure.Could she afford a place to live of her own or would she have to have roommates?She is single.She will prolly be paying for this move by herself.Could she possibly be eligible for some kind of vocational rehabilitation and other public assistance like section 8/HUD?Her budget for rent is 795 a month.Thanks in advance yall.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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Not trying to be rude, but if someone is in need of public assistance Oklahoma is the LAST place you should consider moving.

In Oklahoma we do hate the poors, even though we've got plenty of them.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Not trying to be rude, but if someone is in need of public assistance Oklahoma is the LAST place you should consider moving.

In Oklahoma we do hate the poors, even though we've got plenty of them.
Stillwater Housing Authority offers government subsidized housing for low income and/or disabled people. However, I don't know if there is a long waiting list. And there is a shelter for homeless people, when it isn't full.

$795 rent can get a decent small 2 bedroom house in Stillwater. Prime real estate in Stillwater is around the OSU campus and hospital. So don't try looking for much cheaper rent there.

Lots of low paying jobs in Stillwater and a reason why some people don't like the town. I think older people give college students some competition. In the fast foods, you're liable to see a person or two looking past age 30 or 40 working behind the counters.

Cost of living is a little higher than in smaller Oklahoma towns, but Stillwater offers more.

People who want to learn a new skill can check out the local career tech center to see if anything would be of interest.

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Old 07-22-2017, 04:38 AM
 
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Not trying to be rude, but if someone is in need of public assistance Oklahoma is the LAST place you should consider moving.

In Oklahoma we do hate the poors, even though we've got plenty of them.
Oklahoma isn't the only State that hates the poor. Today in the Washington Post there is an article on the lack of health care in the Appalachian mountains, where once a year a team of doctors comes and the people in the mountains and surrounding areas come pouring in for help.

If we don't change our political leaders, this will continue.

Yet Oklahoma has the most helpful group of people who try to help the poor by giving them food and shelter. Still, you get less money here if you are on disability, etc.
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