Miranda Hanus can barely afford the Regina basement apartment she lives in. The pandemic has only made matters worse.
“The last year and a half has been really rough and uncertain. It’s been very hard to make plans for the future,” Hanus said.
She said the Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) cheque she gets every month is the only thing keeping a roof over her head. She receives $860 a month from SIS, but it’s not enough to live on.
“My finances have been pretty tight between me and my son, and I don’t know where I would live if I wasn’t living with my son. And he works part time. The finances are pretty tight between him and I,” she said.
With the cost of just about everything rising, Hanus said she’s had to turn to food banks for help.
“I could buy meat a little bit before, but now it’s just like, I look at it and I go, ‘Whoa.’ If it’s not discounted, it’s not going to happen. It’s winter, produce is really hard to buy. It’s tough.”