Instead she lived on her advance, stretching it further by moving to Mexico for a while, occupying small rooms in overcrowded houses in New York.
Gaza in particular is extremely short on money, industry and jobs while long on overcrowded houses, broken roads and open sewers.
Only a some- what stern system of discipline could have kept any degree of order and quiet in that overcrowded house.
Then all the little overcrowded houses were opened wide, and the wind blew through them with sweet, earthy smells of garden-planting.
The shockingly overcrowded boarding house on Woodmont Place in Farmingville is sealed up.
Some longtime residents organized protests against overcrowded houses and the street-corner crowds of day laborers seeking work.
Community leaders complain about what overcrowded houses do to the value of neighboring properties.
A large extended family gather together in a small overcrowded house in the English Midlands.
People often sleep on the runway to avoid overcrowded and hot modern houses - at least none of these stories are that dangerous!
Often they live in overcrowded houses, and the town said it was investigating 123 other suspected cases.