On a recent morning in January, a man named John was walking through the streets of Brooklyn, carrying boxes of mail, boxes of groceries and boxes of cash, and carrying a stack of books that he needed to get to his girlfriend.
It was the first time he’d been outside for two months.
He was tired.
It felt like it was the seventh time he was going to take a day off work.
John was tired of the daily grind of getting to and from work, but he was determined to do his job and to get home to his family.
John has a wife, three children, and four dogs.
He’d been working in the food service industry for the past seven years.
And he wanted to move on.
But for the first couple of weeks after he returned to work, he struggled to find a job.
He struggled to get work.
And when he found a job, he found it with a company that didn’t pay him enough to make ends meet.
So when John found a second job at the same company, he was fired.
And his boss was angry, and he had no choice but to go on the run.
For the past month, John and his family have lived on the streets.
He lives with his mother, who is in a wheelchair and can’t work.
He sleeps on the floor.
He has no access to food, or water, or a place to shower.
And as John is running, he often looks over his shoulder.
“I’m afraid that I’m going to be like John,” he said.
“You know, this guy, he just ran away.
And now he’s here.
John’s story isn’t unique.
According to the Center for Public Integrity’s research, more than three out of four Americans who want to move from their homes or jobs are living in poverty.
Many of those Americans, particularly those who have children, don’t have the financial means to do so.
When people struggle to make rent, utilities, or food, they often find themselves in situations where they’re forced to do what they can to make it through the next few months.
This situation often creates a cycle of poverty that continues for years, says Susanne Gartner, the Center’s director of policy research.
That cycle often leads to the loss of vital resources and creates more and more hardships for families.
The lack of income is often the first factor that leads people to seek work in the first place.
In many cases, the workers who find jobs can often make enough money to survive on.
For many, the transition to a new job often means a new paycheck and new rent.
But in some cases, moving to a better job doesn’t mean the same pay.
For example, if a family with a child has a child care job, it may not pay as well.
If the family also has a housekeeper or a maid, the wage may not be as good.
Families also may find that when they get jobs that are paid less than the minimum wage, the family’s expenses get more expensive and it can be harder to keep the house in order.
When the family makes less money than they were making before, the money they make goes to the rent, utility, and food expenses, and those expenses often don’t help.
Even if the person working at a lower-paying job can find a new place to live, they might find themselves on the verge of financial ruin.
For families that have to work to make money, it can make it hard to find the financial security they need to make sure their kids get the education and jobs they want.
Many Americans also struggle with the cost of medical and other medical care.
According the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the cost for an annual family of four, including food, rent, transportation, and other costs, would exceed $200,000 for the middle-income bracket, with a typical household spending $70,000.
Families at the very bottom of the income spectrum, in which the family has the lowest income, have even less money to spend.
For low-income families, having to pay more for the same amount of care is a significant financial burden.
The costs for medical care can be even higher because they’re less likely to be covered by insurance.
When a family is living paycheck to paycheck, the health care system can become a financial burden for both the family and the people around them.
The cost of a family’s health care also can be a barrier to getting the education they need and to getting a job that will enable them to pay for it.
And the financial consequences of being poor can include not having access to health care, which can cause problems in other areas of life, such as finances, social services, and housing.
In some cases these consequences can last for years.
In other cases, they can be temporary and can be lifted up by the new jobs they find