We built a mother in law quarters on to our home. Full 1 BR 1 Bath apartment with Kitchen, Living room, washer/dryer, heating and cooling unit. All utilities are tied to ours and we pay them. Mom has no assets and only gets $426 a month social security. She also only gets $100 in food stamps. I heard of others that get housing and utility money if the live in government housing or rent from a landlord. How can we get assistance since we are incurring these expenses, utilities and basic living needs that are not covered by food stamps and it has been creating a hardship on our finances. I am told to put the utilities in my moms name but I feel we should just charge a basic rent that included these cost and that should be covered.
Ironically we were told if she was homeless she would get housing food and utilities.
We love having my mom with us, we just can not afford to cover all the expenses.