Casandra Sheperd is about to be evicted from her home in north St. Louis County.
On a recent afternoon, the soft spoken woman with an easy smile is standing in a room with 20 years’ worth of possessions stacked to the ceiling.
“Every box is hard, you know, because everything has a memory,” Sheperd says. “You know, you pack, you stack, you cry, but you keep moving."
Sheperd lost her job at an insurance company a couple of years ago and started getting behind on her mortgage payments.