Resources for Housing
Preparing for Independent Living
Rosemary's Babies wants all teen parents to have a healthy and stable home environment. We know that looking for a place to live can be a difficult task. We're here to assist you along the way with the search, budgeting, and moving into your first new home.
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Consider the requirements to move into certain apartments.
Consider age requirement, income restrictions, pets, credit score.
Find an apartment near the areas you frequent most: school, work, daycare, etc.
Ask yourself, is this on a bus line. How will my transportation costs change?
Rent should not be more than 50-60% of your income. But rent is not the only cost associated with moving.
Consider utilities, sewage, parking, renters insurance, and Wi-Fi.
Think about how much space is needed for your budget and your family.
You may consider a 1 bedroom during the first year of parenting.
Your apartment should cater to some of your needs since you will be there at least a year.
Think about: laundry on site or in-home, A/C, updated kitchen appliances, security, etc.
Need to Knows for Finding and Moving into your First Place
State ID, Birth Certificate, SSN
Your ID, Birth Certificate, and Social Security Number are Vital in getting employment, care, or an apartment.
To get these items you have to prove identity. You must show proof of the following five elements:
1-Full Legal Name*; 2-Date of Birth; 3-Proof of U.S. Legal Presence; 4-Social Security Number; 5-Proof of Address