My son's ex-girlfriend and her dad are going through some very tough times right now. They live in San Bernardino which is about an hour east of Los Angeles. About a month ago their landlord sold the complex where they live and raised the rent to a price they can't afford. Her dad, who's my age, is on Social Security and can't work because of a back injury he sustained years ago when he worked as a nurse. She works as an optician at Walmart's vision care center and can only work limited hours because due to a double-lung transplant she underwent about 20 years ago and the complications that have come from it from the numerous anti-rejection meds she's been on, some of which have caused her to partially lose her vision, she doesn't have the stamina to work more hours. It's amazing that she can work as much as she does.
So far they haven't found any place they can afford. I suggested moving to Nevada or Arizona like we did, and she asked how much it cost us to move and we told her $5,400 which they also can't afford. We could have done it cheaper if a truck had been available to rent. Then we could have hired day laborers and maybe done it for about half the cost, but because so many people are exiting California due to the astronomical cost of living, there were literally no trucks available to rent. We looked everywhere. The situation is the same today.
Anyhow, she and her dad are trying to sell some of their possessions but are having no luck. They have to be out of their place by the end of July. I just asked her a little while ago via text message if she and her dad have how she and her dad have had any encouraging news, and she just sent back a heart.
No one should be in the predicament they're in living in the wealthiest country on the planet. There are literally millions of families in similar situations right now despite low-wage jobs paying 7% more.
What should they be doing, Curt? And ideas, islander, Hts?