The majority of poor renters spend over 50% of their income on rent, and they still can’t keep up. A quarter of them spend 70% of their income on rent. There are more people who are being evicted in the US today than there were during the Great Depression. Any family in this position has to do a great deal of cognitive compartmentalizing to continue to believe the US is the land of the free.
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