Hi Chrissy! I live down on Long Island, but I love the Rockland County area and some of the towns there. Your best bet for finding affordable places to rent is to join a local Facebook community group for the town or area you are in (here is a great one just for renters); there you can ask the locals for assistance and find landlords with offerings. Another option is to try a service like Roomster, if you don’t mind having roommates. Hope that helps!