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Find a Home

life_findahome_thmbFinding a safe, comfortable and affordable place to live is one of the first steps – and one of the most important – in living independently. But, finding housing can be time-consuming and confusing. There are many things to consider: Where do you want to live? What type of place can you afford? Should you find a roommate? Is your place close to public transportation and amenities like grocery and department stores? Is the neighborhood safe?

Fortunately, there are a lot of resources available to help sort through the process of finding a place to live. Check out the links below. Your Great Expectations counselors also can help you work through the process. Take one step at a time. Before you know it, you’ll have a great place to call your own.

How to choose housing

Try the online apartment finder, learn about different types of payment programs for rent or mortgage.

Applying and paying for housing

Learn what you need to consider when applying for a place to live.

For practitioners

Take a look at this comprehensive resource on housing from Casey Family Programs’ “It’s My Life” series. Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation entirely focused on foster care.

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