To move into a 3 bedroom apartment in my neighborhood costs an extra $400 to $800 a month. We effectively got evicted not just from our apartment complex, but from our entire City.
We found out with a shock that we qualify for a special County "low income" housing unit. We knew we we're "struggling". We thought it was simply because we had big student loans and had Tessy's NICU bills.
My husband has a good job and a graduate degree. He's at the top earning potential of his profession. We didn't know that by simply by adding two kids over the past three years that we would drop out of the middle class. This wasn't a matter of being frugal at the grocery store anymore. We could no longer afford to shelter our family of six.