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Housing & Homelessness

Data shows that 1 in 3 households spends more than 30 percent of income on a home, while low wages have reduced people’s abilities to rent or buy. However, all over the country people are implementing solutions. In some cities tenants are organizing themselves and fighting the legality of their evictions or rent hikes. Other people are reducing the cost of living through community land trusts. Some cities are coalescing their state agencies to tackle homelessness.

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