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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.

Need assistance with deposits, utilities, phone, internet, etc. click here.


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.


Apartment Search Apps


Low Income Housing

Need to Knows for Finding and Moving into your First Place

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Getting a State ID Card

Find the location to get your state ID

Signing a Contract
Leases 101

Common leasing terms to know.

Yellow Couch
Local Discount Furniture Stores

Where to find discount furniture in the local area.

Baby Room Cabinet
Furnishing a One Bedroom

Learn how to share your one bedroom apartment with a baby

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Visiting an apartment #1

Questions to ask during the first visit

Renters Insurance

What is it? Do I need it? And where do I get it?

Plumber at Work
DIY House Fixes

Learn how to fix common problems in your home. Save money!

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Landlord Rights and Obligations

Don't be fooled by a slum lord. Understand your rights.

Visiting an apartment #2

Questions to ask during an apartment inspection.

Moving Truck
Renting a Moving Truck

Where to rent a moving truck and more. 

Baby Room
Newborn Checklist

Common items to prepare for the new member of your family.

Need Insurance?

Ronald Bryant is a trusted friend of RBC. He'll answer questions about renter's, car, life insurance, and more.


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

Vital Records

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