Eviction At Home

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Many of us have the luxury of living in a home or even an apartment that we can afford, but others do not have that fortitude that we take for granted. Now with the prices going up, the landlords have also decided to bump up the prices for rent. It is easy for some to just say “These people should just get a job, maybe then they will be able to afford housing.” In reality, that is not the case, the cost of living and the wages that families and individuals get paid are not in agreement and it is even more difficult when these families are being paid minimum wage. Rent is getting more expensive, which makes it more difficult for families and individuals to make ends meet. Not being able to pay housing is affecting many people everywhere from …show more content…
The way that this need effected these populations is that it had groups of people get together to create affordable housing and shelter for these individuals and families. The hardship of having expensive housing leads to evictions. “Eviction is a leading cause of homelessness, especially for families with children” (http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/fastfocus/pdfs/FF22-2015.pdf). Having to move from one place to another can also be harsh on the children because they need to get used to a new school and sometimes fall behind in their education because each school teaches at a different rate. So, maybe they are able to pay the rent, but at what cost, sometimes the kids might miss out on school supplies or new clothes because their parents had to use the money to pay for their rent. For those who do not have kids, they might miss out on eating a meal for that …show more content…
The people around us should not have to waste the majority of their income just to put a roof over their heads, they have other obligation and should use their money for other things that they might need in their household. Affordable housing and shelter should not be something that many people should be competing for or meeting certain criteria for they should be something that we all can have access to. This paper provided a few resourced in which low-income families, homeless youth, and women fleeing domestic violence can go to in order to get housing and shelter when

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