So i got an e-mail back from a woman at the Hilo section 8 office. She sent me the info about transferring vouchers, a list of landlords that accept Section 8 in the Hilo area and she said that like anywhere..some accept it..some don't. Somewhere in the info. it does mention finding housing to be challenging too. That I would have to talk to my caseworker and see if I was eligible to transfer. She was very helpful, replied fairly quickly and said I could contact her in the future if I had any other questions. Not like my office that tends to be not very helpful or easy to deal with...though they seemed to be getting better as their hiring new people. So I guess I will have to talk to my casworker about it. Also researching California as well. And then my sister (who will move with us) will go with me to which ever spot we choose and then stay there and help me with finding an apartment.
It sucks that housing is "challenging" in Hawaii, but I have to say it seems to be challenging anywhere when your dealing with Section 8.
I did a quiz on this site:www.findyourspot.com
and it was fun and also not surprisingly my first 4 "spots" were in Hawaii (Maui actually, which we've never been)and Cali LOL
So if we do choose Hawaii..we liked the Hilo area..anyone from that area on here? How do you like it there and have you lived there always or did you move from somewhere else? How do you find the community/people there? Is there any homeschoolers/unschoolers in that area? How about a free/democratic school? Some "crunchy families" there that believe in AP, BF'ing, co-sleeping, no-vaxing, GD, and such?
And if there's mama's that live in other areas of hawaii -can you tell me why you like it there? I also liked a little town called Hawi
We went around most of the Island on our trip
It was all pretty-nice