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There are 17 Apartments For Every 100 Poor Families in LA

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We know that the rents in Los Angeles are sprinting toward complete unaffordability for anyone but the rich, but today we get a glimpse of just how grim the situation is for LA's ever-marginalized low-income residents. A just-released map from the Urban Institute (via NextCity) shows that for every 100 "extremely low-income" household that rents, there are only 17 units available. An ELI household is described as a household of four that earns less than $25,300; the study (using data for 2012) estimates that there are a mind-numbing 534,021 households in LA County that meet this criteria—more than five times the ELI households in nearby San Diego County.


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