I have a two bedroom apartment over my garage that I used to rent out for 1,200 a month, but when my mother-in-law needed a place to live my wife and I let her move into the apartment when the tenants lease was up. She is on Social security and Medicare and is considered permanently disabled. We do not charge her rent because she simply can not afford it with her medical bills...although she does pay for her heat/electric and cable. I know I can claim her as a dependent on my taxes, but are there any other programs either with the federal government or with the state of NJ that I can apply for? My wife and I really counted on the 1200 a month to pay our own bills and maintain our house, is there anything that can be done?