Tonight, Sally and Johnny will be staying at the Good Samaritan Shelter.
As of 3pm, Sally and Johnny will be considered homeless.
She can no longer afford the apartment she lives in with her young son, Johnny.
She has been widowed for five years, and her only income was from her job. She has sold nearly every item of value to keep them in their apartment as long as she could.
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Try it risk-free Sally has lost her job for the third time in as many years.But homelessness may be a concern even for families that do not fall below the poverty line, if they can't find affordable housing.Affordable housing is limited in cities and states across the United States, especially in major urban areas where rent is higher and property is less available for sale.The loss of income in the home can also lead to living in poverty.While the definition of poverty varies from country to country, in the United States, an individual is considered to be living in poverty if he or she has an income below the poverty threshold, which is often between ,000 and ,000 for a single individual.Low-income housing are units in which the rent is subsidized or lowered.Many cities and states have housing available with lowered rent rates.Homelessness also has a direct connection to violence in the home.Men, women, children, and the elderly can be subjected to different types of abuse.A frequent cause of homelessness is when a family or individual experiences loss of income.When there is a decrease in income in the home, the individual or family may not be able to afford their housing costs any longer.