Lamar is one of Sherenna’s tenants. He is a Vietnam war veteran and an amputee with no legs. He is also a single father to Luke and Eddy. Sherenna repeatedly threatens him with eviction, and he finally leaves after the fire in Kamala’s apartment means that his building is bulldozed.
Lamar Character Timeline in Evicted
The timeline below shows where the character Lamar appears in Evicted. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Business of Owning the City
Chapter 2: Making Rent
...Milwaukee was then devastated by the “antiwelfare crusade” of the 1990s. Because he doesn’t work, Lamar receives $628 a month in welfare; after paying his rent he is left with $78,... (full context)
...served an eviction notice, Patrice moves back downstairs to live with her mother and siblings. Lamar offers to do up Patrice’s old apartment, gathering the neighborhood boys to help him. The... (full context)
Chapter 6: Rat Hole
Chapter 10: Hypes for Hire
Chapter 16: Ashes on Snow
...receive tax credits and Sherenna’s income surges. Doreen has managed to clear her debt, but Lamar hasn’t, and is still set to be evicted. On Wednesday night Sherenna and Quentin go... (full context)
...Sherenna figure out that Kamala and her boyfriend Devon had been downstairs playing spades at Lamar’s, and had possibly left something on that set their apartment on fire. Sherenna struggles to... (full context)