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Rent-stressed on the bayou

Karl and Courtney both work full time in low wage jobs and a single, unexpected expense can leave them unable to pay rent.

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Jobs that don't pay the rent

20 million working adults in U.S. struggle to make rent. Two thirds work more than 35 hours per week.

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Can Eva Longoria and a little Hollywood glitz help ease the working class housing crisis?

The Los Angeles Times | Eva Longoria has lent her name to numerous causes: diversity in Hollywood, education, the plight of farm workers and low-income Latina entrepreneurs. Read More

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40 percent of working Colorado renters spend more than a third of income on housing

The Denver Post | Rent burdened defined as those spending more than 30 percent of pre-tax income on rent and utilities.  Read More

How America’s renters are getting a raw deal

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A new vision for housing policy

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To help shine a light on the issue, artists are performing intimate concerts for families that are struggling.
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Gov. Jerry Brown's sledgehammer fix to California's housing crisis

Los Angeles Times | Gov. Jerry Brown’s solution to California’s affordable housing crisis is to build, build, build, and not let local politics get in the way. Read More

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Renting a Chicago apartment becoming less affordable

Chicago Tribune | The average renter in the Chicago area does not earn enough to comfortably afford a modest apartment.  Read More

Transportation issues remain uncertain for Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Task Force

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Good for wealthy homeowners, bad for education

US News | The mortgage interest deduction undermines American schools. Read More

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