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Originally posted by reficul
sorry to hear this mate. it sounds like you in the U.K.,and i don't know much about the housing (low income) over there.
i'm in canada, over here you can go to welfare,and they could set your family up with temperary shelter and help with employment till you get back on your feet. and maybe find you low income housing after you are employed.
we have programs to help you here too,but like where you are,you got to ask and ask and ask again,because they sure won't tell you about them! a lot of landlords won't rent to you if your on welfare too,because they just assume your a low life drug addict.
i'm afraid i am facing the same reality as you before the year is out. i am seperated from my wife & kids, so i'm considered single,and that only gets you $500.00 / month! who can live off that? never mind pay rent!
average rent in my area is 800-1000/month for a one bedroom ghetto apt.
what about food,or bills,or child support???
worst case for me is i'll end up in a men's shelter,no visits from my children,no public transportation to get to work (the shelter is out of the way so people don't have to look at it!).
i work when i can,but can't seem to save any money,there is never enough left over.
as for you my friend,i wish you the best of luck. i truly hope things turn around for you.