I'm stuck in a difficult situation where I need to move out asap! At the moment I live with my mom, my step father and my 4 sisters. Very recently, my step dad got a job offer that's a few hours outside of where we live now, so he decided to accept the offer and now my whole family is moving there. I am currently in my first year of university so it is impossible for me to join my family, which gives me no choice but to get my own place.
I'm a 19 year old student studying human rights at Carleton University in Ottawa. I work a part time job at minimum wage so it is extremely difficult to save up and I'm already doing more hours than I can handle, being a full time student in university. Because the decision of my family moving away was very recent and unexpected, I had no time to prepare and properly try to save up. My parents are trying to help as much as they can, but with their big move coming soon they can't contribute much. I'm lucky that my boyfriend will join me in moving out, but both of us are full time students working minimum wage part time jobs and already struggling to pay off student loans. If we move out now with the money we have, we would not make it past a few months and I absolutely don't want to have to quit school to work full time only to be able to pay my rent. I have to pay a good part of my tuition on my own so that alone is a big chunk of stress and money.
I'm looking to move out in any small and simple apartment close to my school, anything that works and not too expensive. This means the world to me, and we are thankful from the bottom of our hearts for any help that we can get!