Kim Cruea can’t seem to catch a break lately, and it has left her family homeless.

The Barrie resident and her six-member family are currently in Salvation Army transitional housing after their landlord was approached by a realtor who offered to renovate and sell their rental home. They took a buyout to vacate the property in 30 days, not realizing how competitive and expensive the local market is.

“My husband and I have lower credit scores and don’t meet the criteria for the overly high-priced homes in Barrie,” she said. “(We) don’t gamble, drink, do drugs or smoke. But we’re barely surviving.”