A Disabled Dallas Woman Faces Eviction After Getting Slammed With Late Fees Higher Than Her Rent

Sacharazonta Rooters hobbles around her dim apartment, tallying expenses on a yellow legal pad. The walls are empty, her suitcase is packed. Any day, her landlord might evict her.For months, Rooters said, she has juggled necessities: Should she pay her rent, or pay for her medicine? Should she pay rent, or buy food? These are the kind of questions you ask yourself when you live off $750 a month.Rooters, 55 and disabled, gets by with the help of a Section 8 housing voucher. That means that she pays far less than market price to rent from a private landlord, and the federal government covers the difference.  Continue reading...

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