Monday, October 20th, 2014

Report Shows Paying Rent Can Be A Severe Burden For Many Arizonans

For-rent-signJust because you have a job does not mean you can pay the rent in Arizona.  A new report from the nonprofit Center for Housing Policy, shows an increasing number of renters are spending more than half their income on housing.  

Report co-author Maya Brennan says about one in four working renters in the state are dealing with what the report calls a "severe" cost burden.

The report ranks Arizona tenth in the nation for its share of working households with a severe housing cost burden.  Brennan says declining incomes and federal cuts to housing assistance programs have made the problem worse.

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