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34 Year Old Disabled Female Seeks Government Housing Grant For Own Home

by Teresa
(Federal Way, Washington, USA)

I am a 34-year-old disabled female with a 13-year-old daughter that I have during the summers and a 3-year-old daughter.

I have been married for seven years but we are barely making it. I cannot work, having been disabled since I was 20.

I only get $430 a month and all of it goes to pay for our car payment, which leaves me $40 left.

We had to file for bankruptcy last year because of debt. Now we are trying to get our life and credit straightened out so that maybe in a couple of years we can buy a home.

It's hard though because we can't keep throwing away $900 a month on rent and we would like help in getting the down payment so that we can buy a house of our own.

There is no way that we can afford to save up the $5000 or more they want as a down payment and we need help with that.

My husband and I have been fighting lately too because of money and are actually taking counseling to help but I am afraid it might not work.

If it doesn't I am homeless and disabled. So I am hoping someone can help us get into a house. Section 8 takes years.

My husband is wonderful. We do love each other and want us to work out but there is always that chance.

With my medical condition it is dangerous. I have a clotting disorder and I need blood thinners to take every day and if I don't take them I throw clots to legs, lungs anywhere really.

I need to have weekly blood draws and need medical as well and I have that through my husband's work but we just really need help with the down payment on a house.

I am hoping that since I am disabled we can get approved somewhere. Can anyone help? Thanks. T in Washington State.

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Housing Help in Washington
by: Katina from Accessible.org

Congratulations on making the effort to submit your story to Accessible.org.

With the publication of your story, you are now well on your way to:

1. Getting your story known to a wide audience that could help you.

2. Getting your story polished up and presentable so you can submit it elsewhere, including the White House.

As a disabled person myself, I can sympathize with your situation and I definitely understand your need for help.

I've done a bit of research and found these resources for you:

DISABILITIES NETWORK
http://www.dnnyc.net/

HUD Housing in Washington
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/states/washington

NRCSHHM
National Resource Center on
Supportive Housing and Home Modification
http://www.usc.edu/dept/gero/nrcshhm/directory/

Please let us know if the resources have helped you in any way.

Katina from Accessible.org

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