I did not see this before I posted my last comments. I did not state that you were not thinking of your future just that you needed to think long term not temporary fixes/ anyone that has moved 3 times in 5 years due to unpleasant circumstances is thinking short term solutions.
Horses and cats are luxuries and if they are non negotiable then IMPO you are not willing to take the steps to better your living conditions. Stop making excuses and take action.
Before you dismiss me allow me to inform you that I am a psychologist and have counseled others in the same situation.
I do not think you are stupid nor do I think you are being foolish. However making the changes in your life to better yourself will demand compromising your current standards. Once again good luck. Shalom
Putting yourself first is obviously paramount, however, if you've been counseling others to rid themselves of their companion animals when there were alternatives, what you've successfully done is displaced animals needlessly and for foolish reasons.
It may also shock you to learn that I've lived in 8 houses in the past 4 years. I'm quite happy to go in to detail via PM, but the reasons for moving were not for short term solutions- all were meant to last. Please, PM me, I'd like to enlighten you.
Also, it is not my actions but the lack of available rentals, that is causing my inability to find one, making my living conditions less than desirable. As I have already said, due to illegal suites being taken off the market, there are about 80% less available rentals. The prices of the ones remaining have gone up due to basic supply and demand. Finding affordable rentals has never been an issue before in the past, but unfortunately there are absolutely zero within my budget in this city, just now since the number of suites declined.
What I'm trying to do is move to a city where the rentals are within my budget, even assuming I'd be working at minimum wage. The rentals there cost about 40% less than here. That would put me in a more optimal position to better my future. That is where the long term solutions come in. I recognize that this city cannot provide me with that, and want to leave so I can eek out a better life.