I live in the middle of Nowhere, New Jersey.
No, I live in a place that looks like this:
What does that mean for me?
It means a shortage of housing in the school district that I want my children to continue to attend.
When the asshole first asked me for a divorce, I searched for housing, but I wasn’t in any place, financially or legally, where I could move out and into my own place. There were two houses available in 5 different school districts (the high school gets students from 5 feeder districts) that would allow me to keep the kids in the same schools that they had been attending for the past 6 school years.
Now there are zero.
Seriously, since January, there have been zero houses available for rent in the school district. Where I live now would require them to go to a school that is crowded, ghetto and has a horrible graduation rate. And with my oldest son having autism, I get sick just thinking about sending him there.
At this point, I’m just not sure what to do. But, I’m staring down the barrel of the gun and it’s not getting any better.
If I wanted to purchase a house (oh, I want, but can’t afford to), that wouldn’t be a problem. But my credit isn’t the best (it’s not horrible, just not great) and I really don’t make enough money for a house payment.
I’m just kind of at a loss as to what to do here. I mean, we have a house and it’s nice. But the schools are a HUGE issue for me.
Y’all send out some positive vibes for me to the universe, please. I’d appreciate it.
Now, back to the internet to hunt something up.