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More households are spending a big chunk of their pay on rent, forcing them to make deep cuts elsewhere in their household budget, and making it virtually impossible to save for a rainy day, much less college or retirement.

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Millions are living paycheck to paycheck

Stagnating wages and Social Security checks that are stretched thin make it harder to keep up with rising rents, leaving too little for food, health care and child care. Read More

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Jobs that don’t pay the rent

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Infographic: Make Room for the future

It’s time to get serious about finding a better future for renters, because their financial squeeze is only getting worse. Over 11 million households pay more than half of their income on rent, and that number could rise to nearly 15 million by 2025. Read More

Americans support affordable housing, worry about housing costs

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