High rents outpace federal disability payments, leaving many homeless
(By Fred Clasen-Kelly for NPR published September 15, 2022)
After two months of sleeping in the Salvation Army Center of Hope homeless shelter in Charlotte, N.C., Margaret Davis has had no luck finding an apartment she can afford.
The 55-year-old grandmother receives about $750 a month from the federal government. She’s trying to live on just $50 cash and $150 in food stamps each month so she can save enough for a place to call home. Continue reading here…
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