Low Income Housing
Ehrenreich experienced life in Key West, Florida and Portland, Maine. She notices a difference in the living conditions and prices.
Location is key when it comes to Low-Income housing. Places like New York and California have a higher cost of living than in comparison to Kansas or Vermont.
The price of living drastically changes from region to region. Even the low income housing is excessively expensive for the target audience in regions with high prices of living. For example, the residents of Compton, California are paying more than they have.
In Pine Hill Orlando, Florida residents are paying for their housing because the rent and their income go hand in hand. It's still a struggle to pay each month and maintain a savings account. They are forced to live in unsafe neighborhoods.
Low Income Housing also affects the neighborhoods school. They cause lower high school graduation rates.