On the Issue - Affordable Housing

Housing is generally considered affordable if it costs no more than 30% of a household’s income. Unfortunately, stagnant wages and a nationwide shortage of available affordable housing mean that as many as 12 million U.S. households spend over 50% of their annual income on housing, with millions more spending over 30%. This puts many families in the untenable position of having to choose between food, health care, and safe living conditions.