I'm considering relocating to the US before finding a job there in order to improve the chances of getting one (yes, I am able to do that legally). However, this will of course cost a huge amount of money; How/where can I establish a low-cost "base of operations" for my search? — I need a permanent address (to open a bank account, get a driving license, etc.) but don't have an income to show to potential landlords. I have no relatives or close friends in well-connected places who could host me in such a manner, and I don't want to be stuck in some backwater without a car, as I'll never get a job that way.