Your Self Care Plan​​​​​​


Avoid Issolation

Talk with someone you trust

Sit down with family members and listen with a open heart and mind. 


Receive Support from family, frineds, your doctor, counselor  or clergy.


Allow you and your family  to grieve the loss of your home, sense of security,  cherished belongings, your old neighborhood, school, contact with friends (children are especially affected) etc.


Seek Help from Community Organizations

  • Housing
  • Funding for deposits, moving expenses
  • Packing and moving day help
  • Finding a new school for your kids 


  • Try and get extra rest and maintain a healthy diet


Avoid depending on mind altering substances for solace

Today's  rental marketplace requirest our best mental, emotional and physical fitness in order to be successful. 


Go for walks, get moderate exercise. 


Find small ways to support other renters. (join a support  group, write a letter to city officials, make phone calls  and share your housing search with others. 


Take time each day for fun and relaxation 





A planned move undner ideal  circumstances is a huge undertaking and very costly and stressful for most people.


An aburpt survival move  under time and financial duress  precipitated by huge rent increases, a no-cause eviction,  within a marketplace of  low vacancies, and few available affordable housing options can set many displaced renters into a whirlwind.  


You may also be struggling to afford hundreds of dollars for deposits, plus  the $3000+ for   first and last month's rent that your family isn't prepared to handle.  


You may or may not have sufficient good credit to be competitive in a property owner's market.   Therefore you may not qualify for the apartment that best suits your needs.  You may have to settle for a smaller unit or one that adds greater  distance  to and from your  job or school.   


In addition you may be facing significant  health or other personal issues, causing a compounding effect.   


All too often, displacement exastorbates underlying emotional and physical problems.  People who are disabled, the chroically mentally ill,  seniors and others with major health issues  are particularly at risk. 

Moving  Day Checklist 

1) Know Your Moving Order 

Decide on order of items to be loaded onto the moving truck (these will be the last out)


Last items onto truck will be first-out; Eg. large area rugs & furniture items such as couches, beds, dressers, etc.  


2) Have necessities handy

    E.G., paperwork,  food,        bathroom & bedding items, ,change of clothes, cleaning tools and supplies


3) Check and clean apartment before vacating.

  

4) Do a complete walk -thru with landlord to verify  condition of unit.

( to ensure you get your full deposit refund) 


Managing Displacement


One Week Before Your  Move


  • Confirm readiness of your new residence.


  • Talk with moving company and movers:

      moving date, start & end time, price, 

      insurance, # of movers

  • Reserve your rental truck


  • Be 70 - 80 % packed leaving out only

     necessities E.G. food, clothing, supplies. 


  • Complete change of address 







Tenants Priced Out!


​​​​​​Your Relocation Plan

Getting the details down on paper and out of your head can help reduce stress.  


Time

Set your move-out date

Housing search (set deadlines)


 Available Housing List

  Location

  Affordability 


Assess Your Resources:

  • Money in the bank
  • Get extra hours at work
  • Stuff you can sell
  • Communityhelp  (deposits, moving costs, storage)


Estimate the cost of your move/ allocate and budget for:

  • Packing materials
  • Deposits
  • 1st and last months rent
  • Moving van & # hours 

   (get estimates, referrals            from others)

  • Items for  new apartment (lamps, storage, furnishings)

     (Check Goodwill, Craig's           List, sale items etc)

  • Storage unit



Paring down

Room by room, drawers, cabinets, closets, basement,  attic, garage, storage unit, under the bed, file cabinets, desks, bookshelves, dressors, refrigerator etc

 

purge things that are old, no longer needed, broken, worn, torn and unusable. 


​  Notifications

  30-day move-out notice  to     management


Find Replacement Housing

Get room dimensions

(make sure your furnishings  and other items will fit) 


Set move-in date/time


  • Schedule movers
  • (have back-up option just in case) 
  • Pack each room


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​​​​Taking Care of Yourself


Avoid Issolation

Talk with someone you trust

Sit down with family members and listen with a open heart and mind. 


Receive Support from family, frineds, your doctor, counselor  or clergy.


Allow you and your family  to grieve the loss of your home, sense of security,  cherished belongings, your old neighborhood, school, contact with friends (children are especially affected) etc.


Seek Help from Community Organizations

  • Housing
  • Funding for deposits, moving expenses
  • Packing and moving day help
  • Finding a new school for your kids 


  • Try and get extra rest and maintain a healthy diet


Avoid depending on mind altering substances for solace. 

Today's  rental marketplace requirest our best mental, emotional and physical fitness in order to be successful. 


Go for walks and get  moderate exercise. 


Find small ways to support other renters. (join a support  group, write a letter to city officials, make phone calls  and share your housing search with others.