Home, Food or Health Care: A Choice Many Renters Can't Afford

NPR

June 15, 2014

 

As of 2012, renters made up 35 percent of American households. Their numbers are growing, reversing a decades-long uptick in homeownership. And in the past 50 years, the percentage of income they're spending on the rent has increased dramatically. A quarter of renters are spending more than half their income on rent.
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