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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
  • January 22, 2018

    Can't Pay the Rent? Kids' Health May Suffer

    Millions of American families struggle to find and keep stable housing -- and the fight to do so may end up harming kids' health.

  • December 8, 2017

    Our Tax Reform To-Do List

    Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate formed what is known as a “conference committee” to reconcile the differences between the tax reform bills recently passed by each chamber.

  • 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.