Renting After an Eviction
With the typical American renter spending 30% of their income on rent, the United States is facing an affordable housing crisis. Of course, the government isn’t doing much. According to the Eviction Lab, only one in four families that qualifies for affordable housing programs receives help. Americans who don’t receive support and can’t pay are evicted, receiving a black mark on their record that makes it difficult to rent for at least seven years.
It’s a cruel system that demands a political solution. That said, we have a few short-term fixes that will make it easier for evicted tenants to sign a lease.
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