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Study Shows that Two-Thirds of Low-Income California Renters Spent More than Half of 1997 Income on Rent

Thursday, June 1, 2000 - 1:45AM

Nearly two-thirds of low-income renters in California paid more than half their income on housing in 1997 and 86 percent spent over 30 percent of their income on housing, a new study by the California Budget Project showed, May 24. The study, Locked Out: California’s Affordable Housing Crisis, found that the number of low-income renter households in the state’s metropolitan areas exceeded low-cost rental units by 2.1-to-1, a gap of 684,000 units in 1997.

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