[URBAN NOTE] “No fixed address: How I became a 32-year-old couch surfer”
CBC News’ Shannon Martin reports on how she became a couch surfer, as rent increases outpaced her ability to pay.
I’m 32 years old, work at my dream job and have an amazing circle of family and friends who love me. Life is pretty great.
There’s just one thing — and I can’t believe I’m about to admit this to you, but here goes.
Right now, I live nowhere in particular.
I’m a couch surfer.
For the record, I did have a nice place. But then my rent went up nearly $1,000 per month.