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.
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