Finding a place to live isn't easy, especially when people have debts or fall on hard financial times. Read this article in the Tampa Bay Times about struggling residents who had to leave the modest place they called home. As you read the article, discuss some of the ways in which government assistance can help some of the people who are injured or can't find work. How have unplanned expenses like auto repairs or changes in income due to job losses affected the ways in which people find a place to live? What advice would you give to some of these individuals? Conduct some research and find out where they can go to get assistance in finding a new place to live.
SS.8.FL.1.8 Discuss the fact that some people receive income support from government because they have low incomes or qualify in other ways for government assistance.
SS.8.FL.2.5 Discuss the fact that people may revise their budget based on unplanned expenses and changes in income.
SS.912.FL.2.5 Discuss ways people incur costs and realize benefits when searching for information related to their purchases of goods and services and describe how the amount of information people should gather depends on the benefits and costs of the information.