Renters fear eviction as US economy struggles

The coronavirus pandemic enters a new month, meaning struggling Americans once again worry about paying their rent. That includes Jade Brooks, facing eviction from a Boston apartment she shares with her mother and an 8-year-old cousin. (July 31)

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Jade Brooks

At 21 years old, Jade Brooks pulls in her family’s only full-time salary, working at a hospital switchboard. Brooks’ mother just lost her job at a health insurance company – a casualty of the plummeting economy. She’s found part-time work at the hospital, but between them, they make only $400 weekly after taxes and insurance, Brooks said. Their rent is $1,810.