Comfortable And Affordable Living Arrangements If You Have Been Displaced From Your Home Due To A Fire

Posted on: 29 July 2016

If you and your family have recently been displaced from your home due to a fire, one of the following options will provide you with a comfortable living space until you are able to move back into your home or to another residence.

Homeless Shelter

Homeless shelters provide a safe haven for men, women, and children. A bed will be provided for each member in your family. Clean linens, toiletries, and clothing are offered at most shelters, eliminating you from needing to purchase items that you may not have extra money for. Many shelters employ caseworkers who will assist residents with their individual needs.

The caseworker who is assigned to help you may be able to locate suitable housing in the area for you and your family to move into in the near future. Otherwise, they may help you come up with a plan during the time that you stay at the shelter so that you are able to save money that will be needed when you move back into your original home. Transportation to places of employment, doctors, stores, and other businesses is usually offered and will make it possible for you to handle your obligations without delay.

Extended Stay Hotel

Unlike standard hotels, extended stay hotels are designed for people who will be away from their homes for lengthy amounts of time. Most hotels of this type offer a kitchen area and dining section, as well as a sleeping area and bathroom. A microwave oven, refrigerator, ironing board, and coffee maker are some additional items that may be provided as well.

Extended stay hotels often offer a discounted rate when people stay for a minimum amount of days. By paying a reduced rate, you won't be as likely to encounter a financial hardship which will prevent you from paying your regular bills.

Rented Room From A Homeowner

Search online or in a local newspaper for short-term rentals that involve renting a room inside of someone's home. You will likely be charged a weekly or monthly rate and may not be required to pay a security deposit. Many people who offer rooms will allow renters to use common areas inside of their home, such as the kitchen, living room, and dining area.

If you do not have any furniture in your possession, inquire with the people responsible for posting the ads that interest you about a bed, dressers, or any other additional items that are included with the price that you are charged. 

While staying at any of the above locations, accept assistance from anyone who offers it and do not be afraid to ask for help. With hard work and determination, you will be able to move back into your home or a new residence in the near future.

Contact a service like Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities for more information.