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46 Year Old Diabetes Disabled Man Looking For Housing And Homecare Grant

by Anthony Horton
(Hollis, NY, USA)

I am a single black man with no kids. My mother is 78 years old, disabled and living by herself in an elderly low-income apartment with no room for another person.

I also have two brothers. One lives in Texas with his wife and has little or no room at all for me to stay with him.

My other brother lives in New York with his wife, four-year-old son and a baby girl born in January. They have a new house, but it has no extra room at all.

I have been diabetic for 10 years. I also have kidney and liver failure. I had two woes removed from my right foot last year.

I go to dialysis three times a week. I take six different medications a day to control all of my problems.

I have a very limited income. My Social Security Disability check is $910 a month, Food Stamps are worth $225 a month and I also receive Medicaid insurance.

I currently live at my aunt's old house, which is being sold. I have about two months to find a place to live.

I don't have a car to travel. I do take public transportation to travel around. I also have a van transportation service to get to my dialysis treatments.

I have been informed that I can no longer work to earn a living because of my physical problems.

I have tried to work at home online doing surveys, but I haven't received anything yet to help my income.

I am requesting a Grant for about $10,000 to help me find and pay for a low-income apartment and to help with bills that I have.

I also need to have a caseworker or a social worker to help me with my needs.

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Apr 23, 2012
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by: Ken

Hi Anthony,

Sorry to hear about the trouble you are having. Here is an address that may be useful to find affordable housing:

http://www.hud.gov/local/ny/renting/assistanceprograms.cfm

As for grants, remember that there is no such thing as "debt relief grants" so you can't get any money to pay off personal debts. You have to look for grants/benefits for other reasons.

Thank the Lord you are at least covered for all of the medical costs. You can try to send an email with the information for your other needs, such as guidance. I would suggest, if I may, to draft a good copy first then send it to the following address:

HumanServices@dhses.ny.gov

I am not aware of your possessions, but I do know that stress and diabetes don't mix. Have you considered personal bankruptcy? Just a thought. You can find out if it might be right for you at this address:

http://www.bankruptcyinformation.com/NY.htm

Hope this helps,
Ken

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