I think it would probably be a good idea to call the place?

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
January 25, 2012 12:47pm CST
I'm talking about the section 8 apartments. I feel like it's been two months, but I'm not quite sure. I'd say it's been atleast a month though. I know, I know it could be a year before I find out, but I'm wondering, do you think it's easy for them to lose the paperwork? I just want to have an apartment of my own so bad. I know that I could get a second job, work my behind off and possibly get my own apartment that is a bit more expensive blah blah blah but at the same time I just don't know. I'd much rather live in a sort of cheaper apartment. There is another set of apartments a little farther out that I can look into, it's more in the country but a lot farther from some friends. Still, we barely see each other but three times a year anyway, so what's the difference? I still haven't packed or anything like that either and I know I have no excuse. Truth be told I'd rather get it done when no one is here, but the fact of the matter is someone is always here. Hmm it's all about attitudes I guess. In any case, my main question is, do you think I should call and inquire? I know I'm already on the waiting list but do you think it'd annoy them if I asked where I was on it?
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
25 Jan 12
no, i think you should call them. that is the way they will remember you!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Jan 12
I thought so too. I will call them soon and talk to thema bout it. I want to make an impression on them.
25 Jan 12
good idea :)
• United States
25 Jan 12
I would call them and see what they have available. I think if you call they may remember you and be willing to help you out. I know finding a place is hard because it costs a lot of money and many people do not make that much money. I know that I have been having difficulties finding work and now that I am my husband's caregiver it is harder because I have to go to all his doctor's appointments. I do not think it would be annoying if you ask where you are on the waiting list. I think it would be annoyoing if a person calls the housing everyday several times a day. I know that you would never do something like that.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Jan 12
My hours are getting cut at work, everyone's is. They are hiring more people and thus won't need us as much. I have three days this week and I got the third just because I need to cover someone's shift. I won't be able to afford anything but section 8 which is why I am going with it. The cost of living has gotten ridiculous and it's really causing so much stress on everyone. Years ago there were more jobs open for those who needed specific hours for whatever reason and they were able to work with you more. I'm not saying my job doesn't work with us on the hours we need, they do, which is great, but it's hard for those who want to work more hours but can't. I am looking for other ways to earn without getting a second job though. Good Luck to you on finding yourself a job that will work with you. Is there anyway you can become your husband's aide? I was an In Home Aide for awhile, you may want to look into programs around you that will allow you to work for them but with your husband. Of course it costs money to get into those programs as well... Even so they are pretty good about being a constant, and you may be able to get a 8 to 4 shift and be able to leave on days you need to be with your husband at his appointments.
@peavey (16805)
• United States
25 Jan 12
Section 8 housing goes down the list of people as places become available. There is a very long waiting list in some places, so I doubt that calling would do you much good. You might be able to find out how far down the list you are, though, if you called. If you can find an apartment yourself (farther away from friends you hardly ever see?), why not? Why wait around for someone to help you when you can do it yourself and be done with it? That's the way I think, anyway.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Jan 12
I asked before how long the list was and they wouldn't really say. I don't know, I am anxious about it. These friends are like sisters to me, so when we do see each other it's like a reunion every time! So while it is farther away, and I want to live in the area I am looking for places in, I don't want to be farther away at the same time.
• United States
25 Jan 12
If you call again they wont mind, im sure your not the only one that is calling to get an apartment. If you have other palces in town and other section 8 apartments i would call them and see if they could help you out and ask what you need to do to be considered for an apartment. Life is a struggle but you will suceed keep your head up high. Dig down deep and do the dirty work that no one in life wants to do but living is what makes you live and you must find a palce to live if you want to live your life like you want to. I hope you can get a apartment soon and have a great life. Happy mylotting.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Jan 12
Thank you so much. I just don't want to harass them ya know? I want to be considered but not in a bad way. There is actually a place that is sort of small but is at a fairly good price, but my hours are getting cut, well everyone's is at the place I work. In any case, thank you! you are very right, gotta do the dirty work before reaping the benefits!
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
27 Jan 12
You should! I don't think it would annoy them. I think it would show that you are really interested. And who knows? Maybe there is a cancellation that could move you ahead in line. I think it's worth the call.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
26 Jan 12
Calling them with a good attitude and politeness is perfectly okay to do. There is nothing wrong in doing so. they will not mind - it s the rude, bat attitude people that they would get short with. So - just do it!