Working-class single mother Carrie Angel is raising her two teenaged sons in Section 8 housing while she finishes her carpentry certification. It’s not the ideal place to raise her boys but it is all she can afford since her divorce. Divorce also forces upscale Jen Manners and her resentful daughter Emily from their comfortable, suburban lifestyle into subsidized housing. Jen’s decade-old Lit degree and lack of work history send her into a system she thought reserved for a different class of woman than herself. And so Carrie and Jen meet. Two women with nothing in common in their lives but their financial situation and Section 8 housing. Gradually they get to know each other, even like each other. And together begin to believe that yes, life is what you make it.