Help the Public Press grow — become a member today!

The Bay Area's Housing Voucher Problem

By Liza Veale, KALW/Crosscurrents

Eva Castillo [name was changed to protect her employment status] thinks of herself as a strong person. She was raised in the Sunnydale projects in San Francisco, sharing a bedroom with three brothers. Now she works in construction — often as the only woman on the job. But when she was evicted, she said she felt truly helpless for the first time in her life.

“I ain’t never been in this situation before,” she said. “I've been working ever since I've been 8 — and it feels like I’m working for nothing.”

Read the complete story at KALW/Crosscurrents.