Answered on Nov 12th, 2017 at 3:06 PM
I am sorry for your heartbreaking and shameful situation- not shameful for YOU, but shame on the system that forces a working, educated person to live in a shelter because of the insane cost of housing. The question is, why is nobody helping you to find affordable housing? You don't want a transfer to a shelter- you want an affordable apartment (or share) in Queens or Western Nassau within a reasonable distance from your job. Look on Craig's list- especially in Nassau, homeowners are always looking for tenants or housemates to help them cover the exhorbitant cost of living on Long Island- and you're exactly what landlords want- a person with a JOB who is out of the house all day. There is a reasonably priced bus system that goes from Nassau to Jamaica so you can avoid the astronomical LIRR. If this is out of your price range, this is still not a situation that requires a lawyer- you need a social worker who can point you in the direction of organizations that can help you get affordable housing, subsidized, if you qualify, and any other assistance you're entitled to that will lead you to a PERMANENT home- not a shelter.