Suppose life hit you in the face and you found yourself living on $750 per month. Could you do it? Could you pay for the necessities, much less a few frills? How would you budget?

Disability Income Quiz

Take the Quiz:

  • Monthly Income = $750
  • Monthly Expenses:
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    • Medicine =
    • Medical Insurance =
    • Transportation =
    • Utilities =
    • Food =
    • Additional Expenses =
    • Total Monthly Expenses =
  • Amount Remaining = ??

In addition to having been homeless, Pathlight HOME’s Maxwell Terrace and Maxwell Garden Apartments residents have either no, extremely low, or low income and receive subsidy assistance with the payment of their rent.  The majority of chronically homeless individuals in our Restore and Safe Haven Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Programs enter with no income. Case Managers help them file for benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - a type of disability benefit paid to qualifying individuals whose household income falls below a certain level. Once they receive income, these clients pay 30% of their income for rent.

The monthly maximum Federal SSI benefit for an eligible individual is $750.  

Residents of our Homes for New Beginnings PSH Program are required to have income upon entry. Again, these disabled individuals receive some form of Social Security Disability Income and must pay 30% for rent. The rest of our more-than-600-residents don’t fare much better than their case-managed neighbors, or they would not qualify to rent our affordable, efficiency units.  

Could YOU survive?