The rent’s ‘too damn high’ in rural America, too

The rent’s ‘too damn high’ in rural America, too Main Photo

28 Oct 2019

Economic Development News

The physical vastness and cultural diversity of the United States can make the country seem more inherently different than it is similar.

But what’s broadly true of America in rural and urban areas alike is the persistent shortage of affordable housing. A new analysis by Stateline paints a stark picture of the renewed rental burdens chipping away at the incomes of working- and middle-class Americans in rural communities.

“The housing system isn’t working on behalf of a lot of rural residents,” says David Lipsetz, CEO of the Housing Assistance Council (HAC), a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to helping build affordable rural housing.

Read the full article here. 


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