The Make Room Campaign recently highlighted the story of Tom Wall, a 67-year old renter from the DC area who pays more than 70% of income for rent.
In the latest Make Room film, Tom Wall, from Annapolis, Md., tells his story.
Wall, 67, is a senior living in Annapolis, Maryland who is surviving solely off of his social security income. After suffering from a stroke in 2011, Tom had to stop practicing as a lawyer to attend to his health, a major financial setback.
When his wife, Peggy, was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and their home went into foreclosure, they moved to an apartment. Peggy passed away a few weeks after the move. Without Peggy’s social security benefits, Tom is now paying more than 70% of his income to rent.