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  • Moving out at 17....?

    I'm sixteen right now, turning seventeen in two months.

    My parents and I do not get along at all

    I am ready to move out but I'm trying to figure out the finances and legal parts of it.

    I'm in texas, does anyone know if it's legal to leave home at 17 in texas?

    Also, anyone know about renting an apartment at 17? I've heard that it's possible, you just have to talk to the landlord and see if they're willing.

    Also, I'm planning out my finances to see if my current job is capable of providing for me, or if I need to get another one.

    What I have so far on my finances list:
    -Apartment ($345-415/month with roommate(s))
    -Groceries ($100/month)
    -Transportation ($50-$100/month)
    -Phone Bill ($50/month)
    -Gas/Electric (unknown)
    -School & Books (approx $700/month)
    ^subtract scholarships from that^

    Is there anything I'm missing?


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    RE: Moving out at 17....?


    We're glad you reached out to us at NRS. It sounds like you have already made some decisions regarding moving out, but you'd still like some questions answered. We are not legal experts and, therefore, cannot provide legal advice. Instead, there are a few resources we can provide that we encourage you to contact. For the most accurate Texas state laws regarding runaway youth, visit and click on the town in which you live. This will produce the local non-emergency police number and they should be able to answer your questions related to Texas state law.

    Another great all-around youth support website is listed below. Explore this website and you may find additional resources that suit you.
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    Below are two Texas hotline phone numbers you can call that may be able to provide you with more specific and local resources that fit your needs.
    - Texas Teen Hotline - (800) 210 2278
    - Texas Runaway Hotline - (88 580-HELP (4357)

    In addition, you can call Child Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 to seek more information related to running away and your rights. Lastly, please call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY 24/7 for any additional support and resources or chat with us on anyday of the week from 4:30-11:30. We hope this information helps you in some way. We wish you the best of luck.


    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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