Yeah, this is a bit of a tricky call.
I'll take you folks' word if he has provided useful info to the community but there's no way he's gonna make $1600/month payments doing dish washing. And that $1600/month is just gonna stick in my craw because he should have just "rented a room" ages ago.
All McDonalds, lots of Dunkin Donuts, some Burger Kings, etc. have free Wifi which you can get even outside on the sidewalk so if he really wanted to he can do stuff offline and then push it out in range.
Maybe he doesn't have friends but not counting I am across the country, someone like me could probably offer a couch for free.
So a couple puzzle pieces are still missing here.