We interrupt this Poverty Party already in progress for a poll.
As the economic bottom continues to drop out, the news is full of statistics about the rise in foreclosures. Typically it takes a while for these things to hit home, no pun intended. A news report turns into an Oprah episode turns into a friend of a friend’s story, and then closer.
Bossy doesn’t know anyone who is stuck in a foreclosure nightmare, but she does know her own mother, who is renting out her beloved house for a year while she recoups her finances. And Bossy knows many people, in life and through the internet, who recently chose to downsize or otherwise move to more affordable situations, many of whom are in the rental market.
So, what Bossy would like to know — do you have any personal stories of foreclosures or shifts in your living situation? How close to home is this hitting, for you?