On August 3, Dasha Kelly waited on pins and needles, anticipating a forceful eviction from her home. After losing her job due to COVID-19, she joined the 11 million Americans struggling to pay back rent.
But Kelly faces another struggle – that you might, too.
In just 24 hours, strangers crowdfunded $170,000 to help Kelly pay back rent for herself and her boyfriend’s children. Since she only needed $2,000 to cover the costs, she says she’ll pay it forward for “the next person” in her situation.
This beautiful act of kindness will now keep Kelly and other families off the streets for sure. But what if we lived in a country that didn't criminalize eviction? Or leave anyone without housing at all? That's a future we can not only dream about, but that we deserve.