The Central Importance of Housing

"It starts with housing: 8.3 million renter households spent more than half their income on housing, lived in severely substandard housing, or both in 2015. And more than half of households that receive federal rental subsidies are headed by disabled people or older Americans. “A family or an individual cannot think about bettering themselves if they have unstable housing,” said Stephen Glaude, a HUD deputy undersecretary to President George H. W. Bush. “If they’re worried about where they’re going to live, they can’t think about career, they can’t think about education, they can’t think about upward mobility.” Read more from How Housing Matters.

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