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I Lived in My Car and Now I'm in Congress. We Need to Solve America's Housing Crisis

2 monthes ago   |   By Time

I had never realized St. Louis could get this cold in September. I reached into the back seat to take my 6-month-old daughter and 1-year-old son out of the playpen that was perched in front of trash bags filled with our clothes, and into my arms. The hot, late-summer sun had set, and the temperature plummeted with it. I fought sleep, my eyes watering from exhaustion. What if my babies got too cold and I didn't wake up? I looked down at my watch. It was 3 AM ─ 4 hours until I had to be up for my shift.

Today, as a Congresswoman, I remember what it was like for us to live out of my car when...
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