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Karine Miousse in front of her mobile home near Laval, Quebec. (Photo credit: Hadassah Alencar)

After 11 years living in an apartment with her teenage daughter, Karine Miousse says she needed an affordable home after the building’s new landlord forced residents to move. 

Last year, she found it. Not another apartment, but a mobile home for sale close to the hospital she works in as an urgent care nurse. 

“Other homes in Laval are $400-500,000, and I’m a single parent, so I didn't know how I would afford that,” says Miousse. 

She’s now a homeowner paying about $1,500 a month. At this amount, she says her family can continue to enjoy life. 

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Hadassah Alencar is a bilingual journalist based near Montreal. She recently completed the journalism program at Concordia University, where she worked as a teaching assistant and became editor-in-chief...