How to find affordable housing in Boston?
July 12, 2011 7:49 PM Subscribe
My mentally/emotionally/financially unstable parents are kicking me and my brother out of their house, leaving us to fend for ourselves in Boston. We need to find a really cheap place to live in greater Boston. Trying to come up with a plan. Help!
posted by camcol to Work & Money (30 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Long story short:
My parents both have mental health problems (personality disorders) and major financial issues. Their condition, both financially and mentally, is deteriorating rapidly. Now they've just let my brother and I know that they won't be able to support us after this summer.
My brother and I are 19, and we have little savings (less than $1000). We are both in college but are planning on taking time off and working until we become more financially stable.
Basically, we have until September to figure what the hell to do with our lives, and I'm totally lost. We need to find very affordable housing in the greater Boston area (subway access a must) and secure it by September.
What's the best way to tackle this? Craigslist? Also, general advice on how to deal with losing financial support from family is much appreciated.
Sincerely appreciate all of your help — thank you.