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Living on $511 a Month

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For the month of April, p:ear board member Caroline Fitchett is experiencing what it’s like to live on $511. Why only $511? That is the equivalent income of someone working 15 hours a week at minimum wage or the average fixed income of a section 8 voucher participant in Portland. Follow Caroline’s journey on her tumblrpage that has photos and commentary on what it’s been like to live on an extremely tight budget.