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Financial Health

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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Financial Health News
  • September 21, 2017

    Tough Problems Require Getting Tough On Solutions

    The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California Brings Forward A New Approach to Drive Solutions for Housing and Transportation Together

  • May 2, 2017

    Seniors struggling to find affordable housing

    ABC | COLUMBUS, OH -  The booming housing market in Columbus has made a bad situation worse for many seniors and other people on fixed incomes.

  • March 13, 2017

    Senate Democrats put pressure on Carson over potential HUD budget cuts

    The Washington Post | Several Democratic senators denounced potential cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development in a sharply worded letter Friday to Secretary Ben Carson, calling the budget reductions being considered by the Trump administration “unconscionable” and warning that they could pose health risks.

  • February 2, 2017

    Housing aid for New York's homeless

    The New York Times | “A Bold Plan to Prevent Homelessness” (editorial, Jan. 23) made two important points about homelessness in New York City: It’s a crisis, and it requires big, bold solutions.