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(@blackstrat97)
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Good evening! I have a chance to move to STX and rent a room with a disabled person at mutual homes in grove place for $300/mnth including utilities. Whats that area like? Is it dangerous or just "ghetto" so to speak? ( i ask since i googled it and found out it was section 8.) I used to live on Hawaii, now returning home on mainland for awhile, but i miss the island life, i am considering this because itd be much closer to family (all on east coast) when i want to fly back for visits, and cheaper then Oahu given the rent (foods about same islandwise) I have 6grand saved and can find work easy as i have a background in customer service, caregiving, and commercial driving. So, what do you think?

Ps. I am a 31yr old white male, i had no racial issues on hawaii because i embraced the culture and people and made friends fast 🙂

Aloha, or, good day! 😉

 
Posted : October 22, 2016 2:23 am
(@gringojj)
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My 2 cents is that moving to that area is not a good idea.

Check out Caribbean breeze apartments. They might have something for you to get started.

 
Posted : October 22, 2016 4:10 am
(@gators_mom)
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Mutual Homes is a section 8 community.

Not sure you can "legally" rent a room there. If the potential landlord was caught, the rental income probably would not allow him/her to qualify for section 8 based on the income you provide from the rental.

Yes, I know there is slim to none chance of the landlord being caught, but still you have to wonder about this offer.

Desire to culturally assimilate aside, my thought is you would be setting yourself up for a difficult experience that may chase you off the island when, otherwise, STX might be the right place for you.

 
Posted : October 22, 2016 10:07 am
(@islandjoan)
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I frequently read about crime and shootings in and around grove and mutual homes.

 
Posted : October 22, 2016 10:51 am
(@BeachcomberStt)
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Good evening! I have a chance to move to STX and rent a room with a disabled person at mutual homes in grove place for $300/mnth including utilities. Whats that area like? Is it dangerous or just "ghetto" so to speak? ( i ask since i googled it and found out it was section 8.) I used to live on Hawaii, now returning home on mainland for awhile, but i miss the island life,

The first question that popped in my head is, "how did you come about finding this roommate situation?"

 
Posted : October 22, 2016 11:39 am
(@JohnnyU)
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I'd say go for it, you only live once.

Whats the worst that could happen?

 
Posted : October 22, 2016 3:42 pm
(@alana33)
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Death by crossfire?

 
Posted : October 22, 2016 8:13 pm
(@BeachcomberStt)
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https://virgin.craigslist.org/roo/5810156190.html

$300 Looking for a room mate (St. Croix)

I'm looking for a responsible room mate for a month to month rental. $300 a month. No deposit. No bills. 420 friendly!

available now

furnished
laundry on site
street parking
no private bath
private room

Sounds like this is the one, but I don't want to jump to conclusions.

 
Posted : October 22, 2016 8:29 pm
(@JohnnyU)
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Death by crossfire?

Merely a flesh wound

 
Posted : October 22, 2016 10:29 pm
(@blackstrat97)
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Lol yup!

 
Posted : October 24, 2016 1:59 am
(@stxsailor)
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I wouldn't touch that one if it's it, but thats just me.

 
Posted : October 24, 2016 12:44 pm
CruzanIron
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Death by crossfire?

Merely a flesh wound

Great movie.

 
Posted : October 24, 2016 1:25 pm
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