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malthaussen

(17,183 posts)
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 04:37 PM Dec 2023

I don't suppose anyone in the Pittsburgh area has a spare room they'd like to rent?

Things are looking a bit iffy on the housing front for me, as my SIL is getting a lot of pressure from her friends to kick my sorry ass out of her house. Well, I can only afford about $200 a month for the room, I can see their point (that's taking into account food and other bills I have to take care of).

I would love to move back to Pittsburgh (or Philly in a pinch), as Florida is an incredibly depressing place to live. Unfortunately, one needs to be a PA resident to get housing help in PA (what a novel idea!). So even though I'm eligible for any subsidized housing around, I don't live where I can get to it.

It's annoying, I'm a quiet guy who keeps to his room virtually 24/7 and doesn't bother anybody, but apparently that's not good enough for some people. Grouse, grumble.

-- Mal

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I don't suppose anyone in the Pittsburgh area has a spare room they'd like to rent? (Original Post) malthaussen Dec 2023 OP
I'm not in Pa. Marthe48 Dec 2023 #1
Well, it's like this... malthaussen Dec 2023 #4
malthaussen, I live south of Pittsburgh, But all my rooms are used up. The basement was finished, but we had a water debm55 Dec 2023 #2
Well, ya know, if you want a little extra cash flow after it's habitable again, keep me in mind. malthaussen Dec 2023 #5
Mal, try out the regional -state forums here on DU, debm55 Dec 2023 #3

Marthe48

(16,927 posts)
1. I'm not in Pa.
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 04:45 PM
Dec 2023

I've considered getting a roommate, but haven't acted on it. How long do you have to live in Pa before you are eligible for the programs? And how nice it would be if eligibility for federal programs transferred over state lines?

I wish you luck finding a place. Hope you'll let us know how it goes.

malthaussen

(17,183 posts)
4. Well, it's like this...
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 06:29 PM
Dec 2023

... there is no residence requirement per se. But the forms have to be turned over in person at the office, they don't accept mail-ins. As it is rather a long commute from FLA to PA to turn in papers for getting on a housing waiting list, for all practical purposes, one must be living there to register.

PA was my home for sixty years, but frankly I'd be happy to move anywhere more blue than otherwise, preferably with actual weather and no fascists.

-- Mal

debm55

(25,115 posts)
2. malthaussen, I live south of Pittsburgh, But all my rooms are used up. The basement was finished, but we had a water
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 04:52 PM
Dec 2023

leak and the water soaked into the carpet, and walls --all of which caused mold, It looks like a garage now. We scheduled a contractor to fix after Christmas as it's cheaper at that time. I will look on MY neighbood to see if any thing is listed. Good luck and sorry I couldn0t help at this time.

malthaussen

(17,183 posts)
5. Well, ya know, if you want a little extra cash flow after it's habitable again, keep me in mind.
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 06:34 PM
Dec 2023

I could probably afford a little more rent, too.

I have very few needs. A roof, a bed, and access to a microwave to cook meals. I've been using my SIL's fridge to store milk and so on, but could spring for one of my own if it came to that. And it is literally true that I spend 24/7 in my room: you won't find many more introverted than I, and since I don't drive anymore (diabetes-linked neuropathy), I wouldn't be going anywhere very often anyway.

-- Mal

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