The housing disaster has turn out to be so excessive that there’s now not a single state, metropolitan space, or county in the US the place an individual incomes the federal minimal wage can afford market hire on a modest two-bedroom condo. Homelessness is rising. Tens of hundreds of individuals have resorted to living out of their cars.
On the similar time, the variety of storage items being constructed nationwide is growing.
If you’re presently residing within a storage unit, or have completed so within the final yr, or know of somebody who’s doing so, we need to speak to you about your expertise. If you’re on the employees of a storage unit firm or have interacted with folks with such residing preparations, we’d additionally welcome contact.
We perceive that you could be be at a weak level in your life. Our curiosity in talking to you is in an effort to highlight the rising housing inequality in the US. To that finish, we’re additionally desirous about talking to housing advocates, social staff, outreach officers and others who’ve helped or are attempting to assist folks going through such circumstances.
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