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What Are We Hearing: Affordable Housing

Rent as the highest percentage of monthly expenses comes at the cost of not being able to afford other needs like costs for a doctor to fill out AISH paperwork or basic home repairs or fluctuating energy bills. It's challenging if not impossible to only spend 30% or lower of monthly income on housing when you are living in poverty. We need more housing and fewer barriers to access affordable housing. Not everyone qualifies for help, even if they need it.

Published 9 May 2020

Updated 8 February 2021

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