Are you thinking about moving to your own place? It's an exciting time!  

To get ready for a move, tell your family and those who support you what you'd like to do. Together, you can make a plan that will help you eventually find a place of your own.

As you begin planning, here are some things to ask yourself: 

  • Where would I like to live? Perhaps you'd like to be close to your family and friends, or maybe you'd like to live in a certain part of town.
  • How will I pay for housing? You'll likely need a job to help pay for a place to live. You'll also need to set — and follow — a budget. A roommate could help you with some of your expenses.
  • What do I need to manage? You'll need to be able to manage your money, make your own meals and do other things for yourself — or get the help you need to support you.
  • Will I be able to get around? If you live on your own, you'll need a way to get to work or school.
  • What kind of help will I need? You can get help with daily tasks when you live on your own. The options depend on your needs.


Learn more

For youth:              

My HB101 plan | Housing Benefits 101

For parents or guardians:

Planning for your child's move into his or her own place | Pacer Center

How to support your child's vision for independent living | Pacer Center


How the Hub can help

The Hub team can help you and your parents or guardians: 

  • Explore housing options
  • Find training opportunities for independent living skills
  • Connect to housing resources
  • Plan next steps

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