Tara, you've mentioned moving out from the group home and that is a huge step to take. I have found a website with a checklist on moving out for the first time on your own. Sometimes it is a good idea to plan things out and write them down before stepping into them. Good Luck!
How much rent can I afford? is a common question when apartment hunting. Before you get all caught up on apartment decor and hosting potlucks, have you calculated how much you can afford to pay in rent? You should and this post will help you figure that out.