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The Search Continues

I spent three and a half months in a shelter with my two children and then I got my apartment.  The crazy thing about it is that I still have to do house searches and job searches to qualify for welfare, even though I have a job and an apartment. My caseworker says that I have to look for something lower, than I can afford, I guess because $850 is too much. I don’t know where I’m going to find a two bedroom for a lower price. All the housing that’s low-income is like a year waiting list or more. I’m on the list through Section 8 and I went over there today and they told me that I might not get called for like three years, maybe five.

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