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Bipolar Disorder Disabled Divorcee Seeks Housing And Vehicle Grant Money

by Sara Cunningham
(Denver, Colorado, USA)

I am a 50-year-old, divorced, African American woman. I am currently a part-time student at the Community College of Denver.

Recently, I was inducted into the International Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Mu Mu Chapter.

I don't have any children, but I have a lovely gray domestic longhaired cat that keeps me entertained.

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder I in 1985. It is a mood disorder that sends me from depression into mania. It can be very disabling.

At first I was in denial; however, I learned very quickly that medication therapy was my only option.

I went through various trials with different medications over the years until a good combination was found to keep me stable.

I have been successful at stability since the beginning of 2003. My official disability at this time is bipolar/schizoaffective.

I have been on disability for a long time, so I've lived on a limited budget that limits what I can do.

I've found part-time jobs here and there, but they have been temporary at best. I still trying to find a full-time position and attend school part-time, because I feel ready to make that leap.

I am looking for a grant to purchase a home of my own. Because of my sporadic episodes in the past it has made my credit bad, but I refuse to give up the dream I have of owning my own home.

Also, I need assistance repairing my car. So any help I can get would be greatly appreciated.

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May 26, 2012
I appreciate your help
by: Sara Cunningham

Thanks for the info.

May 26, 2012
Going full out on your second wind.
by: Ken

Hello Sara,

Congrats on being inducted into the Honor Society. Great achievement! I have found a website that may help you with a home purchase. They also give free consulting about home ownership:


You can also Google search "Rent to own homes" to see what is out there. As far as grants and/or loans for a home you must have a down payment (usually 10%) plus an income that must be three times the amount of the mortgage payment. As far as the vehicle goes, you may want to try the Goodwill, sometimes they get cars donated:


Best of luck,

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