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September 2, 2012

Lisa asks…

Cheep Apartments and hotels in Orlando, FL?

I am in a bad situation in Orlando, FL. I am living with some people that are giving me some problems.
I want to move, but the house I am living at is only $400 a month. Utilities are included. I am renting a room.
The reason I am here is because it is cheep. I can not afford to pay $500 a month Plus utilities in an Apt. I can not find an apt that is that cheep. If I knew of an apt. for $400 a month, I could afford to move and I would.
Even the “LOW INCOME HOUSING” places I have found here still charge $600/month! I can’t afford that! What part of low income do these people not understand!
Someone told me I can stay in a hotel here in Orlando for about $400 a month or less, including utilities. But I can not find any hotel that has rates that low for a month either.
Another guy told me about a place he is at that he only pays $350 a month for a studio. However, not only is it in the worst part of town (drugs, theft, murders, prostitutes, etc), Orange Blossom Trail, to be more specific, but they don’t have any rooms anyway.
The cheapest places I can find so far are around 5 or 6 Hundred dollars a month, that is for a small studio! I can’t afford to pay $500/month right now.
I found Two people looking for roommates, but even at those places, I would still be paying 5 or 6 hundred dollars just in rent.
Someone else told me to try to negotiate a lower price with the landlords, I can’t get them to budge on the price.
I don’t currently qualify for SSI. I don’t want the tax payers to have to pay my rent anyway and I don’t like that program.
I have looked in the Apartment guide and they don’t have anything for less than 500/month.
Craig’s list is no help either.
What would you do in this situation?
Where in Orlando can I get an apt for $400/month?
Where can I at least get a hotel room for $400/month?

Administrator answers:

I don’t think what you are looking for is even possible. Other than renting a room. You really don’t want to live on OBT, especially SOUTH OBT. Do you need to be right in Orlando? I mean its much cheaper in Altamonte, Cassleberry areas. My son has a two bedroom apt. In Casselberry that is less than $700 a month. I think about $670 so with a room mate andelectricityy you could manage. Water is normally included. A crappy motel room is at least $125 a week I think.
Good luck.

Paul asks…

Cheep Apartments and hotels in Orlando, FL?

I am in a bad situation in Orlando, FL. I am living with some people that are giving me some problems.
I want to move, but the house I am living at is only $400 a month. Utilities are included. I am renting a room.
The reason I am here is because it is cheep. I can not afford to pay $500 a month Plus utilities in an Apt. I can not find an apt that is that cheep. If I knew of an apt. for $400 a month, I could afford to move and I would.
Even the “LOW INCOME HOUSING” places I have found here still charge $600/month! I can’t afford that! What part of low income do these people not understand!
Someone told me I can stay in a hotel here in Orlando for about $400 a month or less, including utilities. But I can not find any hotel that has rates that low for a month either.
Another guy told me about a place he is at that he only pays $350 a month for a studio. However, not only is it in the worst part of town (drugs, theft, murders, prostitutes, etc), Orange Blossom Trail, to be more specific, but they don’t have any rooms anyway.
The cheapest places I can find so far are around 5 or 6 Hundred dollars a month, that is for a small studio! I can’t afford to pay $500/month right now.
I found Two people looking for roommates, but even at those places, I would still be paying 5 or 6 hundred dollars just in rent.
Someone else told me to try to negotiate a lower price with the landlords, I can’t get them to budge on the price.
I don’t currently qualify for SSI. I don’t want the tax payers to have to pay my rent anyway and I don’t like that program.
I have looked in the Apartment guide and they don’t have anything for less than 500/month.
Craig’s list is no help either.
What would you do in this situation?
Where in Orlando can I get an apt for $400/month?
Where can I at least get a hotel room for $400/month?

Administrator answers:

Here’s what I gathered from you thus far…You don’t want to be in the worst of hoods, you can only afford $400/month and paying utilities in addition to that would be stretching it, the only roomies you’ve found already have a place(s) but you’ll be dishing out 5-6 Benjamin’s. You’re close to a dead-end, but consider these options…

(1) Find a couple that has a 2-bedrm apt, where they’re paying $800/month. This is realistic, plus $800/month suggests that they are more/less in a fairly decent neighborhood. Your fair share s/b < $400 + utilities, or simply $400 flat, utilities included.

(2) Why are you having probs where you're currently at? Is there anything you can do to make it more tolerable? Are YOU part of the prob? Sorry, but I don't know you, so I gotta ask. If your landlords ARE your roomies as well, then you're out of luck, even if you fight it in court, it won't be worth the on-going/future harassment.

(3) What skills/background do you have relative to apt mgmt/maint/etc? If you do, perhaps think about finding a job at a complex, where your rent will be included or reduced. Doesn't seem like you have a job now that pays enough anyways.

(4) Look into trailers/mobile home parks. Most will be in Kissimmee & beyond, probably further away than what's ideal for you, but they can be much more affordable. There's some in Orl also. Nevertheless, you'll still have to find a roommate.

(5) Have you looked into rooming w/students? If not, consider UCF students looking for roomies. You might find a unit that already has 2 or more residents, but are looking for an additional roommate.

Unless you're willing to take a huge risk of being shot, robbed, etc., there's no place in/near Orl for $400/month. No long-term hotels, no apts. No homes, not even trailers.

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