Have you tried odd jobs, babysitting, snow removal etc?
Continue to look for a regular job, but it could help bring in something in the short term.
If you are good a realism, take a few baby pic's from the stock/resource gallery, draw some beautiful babies and hit local day care centers, offering to do original portraits of babies, children from photos. These will usually sell best in traditional medium like pencils or pastels. Could also print up some flyers and post them in the grocery store.
Places with cheap rent tend to be located in areas where it's very difficult to get employed. In either of my cities (Boston and New York), $400/month is less money than I have ever heard of anyone paying for rent without at least 2 roommates in the ghetto...but there's always a job somewhere.
It might seem counterproductive but you may want to consider moving somewhere you can find work instead of somewhere with cheap rent.
It's somebody who is in a very good place in their life, is older, and is trying to pass on the blessing. It's not renting, but rather rent to own. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity that I refuse to pass up. It's $400 payments towards owning the place. C:
What will you own? The trailer or the property? Or both? How many payments until you own it? And is the trailer and/or property worth what that ultimate amount will be?
Assuming you will someday own the property, can you do anything useful/profitable with it, like sell it for a profit, put a business on it, or rent it to tenants? Some land is not worth owning, depending on its location and zoning.
All right, well, I'm sure there are loans and lines of credit and such that aid in these things. Like a mortgage. Although since you're not buying, I guess you'd have to go with a different type of loan, and since you don't have an income, no one is likely to give you one. So you might want to use a credit card if you absolutely have to. Have you looked into Section 8/government help?
In the past years, i look for a lot but really a lot of thing to earn money online while looking for a job.
1/ You can sell objects that you don't use anymore on Ebay, Amazon Priceminister, etc. 2/ Freelancer: if you know programmation, graphic design, writing, translation and all others things that can be do online, you can work as a freelancer on freelancer.com, Odesk, etc... 3/ Fiverr: you can do little things services for 5$ per service. Once you get a lot of orders, you will be able to earn 10/20/50$ more! Look at this site, you can propose anything and everything:graphic, seo, promotion, video, drawing, craft, etc... 4/ If you can do jewelries, clothings, objects with your hands, you can sell them on Etsy, Dawanda, A little market...
I already do these 4 things. Freelancer can be also hard to be chosen when you bid because there are a lot of people there! Fiverr is the best, you can create an original gig and people will jump on it! I have a shop (tou can look at it in my signature), it's slow but money come!