After 12 years in the same apartment I decided that this year will finally be the year I move out. I've been wanting this for years. The trouble is that I'm on disability. My income is less than $800 (US) per month. I've been trying to find an apartment for no more than $525 per month (even that's a bit much), but it's extremely difficult. There are very few places that are affordable and available. I'm going to have to stay in my current apartment another month or two even though my rent here is going up and it's difficult to afford. To make matters worse, the whole process is really messing with my mental health. The stress is overwhelming. Being autistic I'm uncomfortable calling up potential landlords about apartments. But I so badly want to get out of here.