When no landlord will rent to you, where do you go?

Source: Mya Frazier, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

Having few other options, those whose incomes are extremely low are more and more finding shelter not in apartments but in roadside motels or aging hotel rooms that have limited, if any, cooking facilities. Total costs per month often exceed those of a traditional apartment.

Eric Dunn, director of litigation at the National Housing Law Project, points out that “the foremost barrier people have to getting rental housing these days is debts owed to former landlords.” That failure would show up on her credit report.

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