On the north side of Milwaukee, evictions have become part of the community fabric. African-American women, especially single mothers, are hard hit when their income can't sustain the current housing prices.
The cycle of renting and eviction can easily become a pattern that is hard to break, similar to incarceration for poor African-American men. The court systems are clogged with cases between landlords and tenants, and many judges spend their days listening to disputes between the two groups.
For those who do break the cycle, having a regular place to stay creates a base from which to improve their lives.