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Aug102017

POLITICS/URBAN AFFAIRS (Los Angeles): U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, new study, poor households, homelessness: "More than half of L.A.'s 1 million poor households live in unaffordable or standard rentals, study says" ....

***U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, new study, poor households, homelessness....

* Los Angeles Times:  "More than half of L.A.'s 1 million poor households live in unaffordable or standard rentals, study says" - From the LAT:

Los Angeles and New York City top the list of U.S. cities with the most poor people laboring under heavy rent burdens, living in substandard housing, or both, according to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs study released Wednesday. More than half of Los Angeles’ 1 million very poor households, or 567,000, spent more than half their income on rent or resorted to undesirable housing in 2015, the study said. 

 

In New York City, 44% of the very poor also struggled to afford housing, but because there were more of them — 1.8 million — the number falling into what the study called the “worst-case housing needs” category was higher, 815,000. More than half of very low-income people in Miami, Phoenix and Riverside also struggled to pay the rent, the study said.

 

Rising rents have been linked to Los Angeles’ explosive homelessness problem, which grew 23% last year, to 58,000 people countywide, officials reported based on a January street and shelter count.

A report earlier this month by real estate firm Zillow found that 2,000 more people would be pushed into homelessness by a 5% rent hike ...............