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Baltimore faces 'double crisis' with increasing rents and low incomes, report says

Baltimore faces 'double crisis' with increasing rents and low incomes, report says

Stagnant wages and rising rents have created a "double crisis" in Baltimore, where more than half of the city's renters live in housing considered unaffordable, a new report says.

Many of the families struggling to pay rent are poor, but costs also have increased sharply for a growing number of working- and middle-class renters, according to the report for the Abell Foundation, which looked at data from the American Community Survey and American Housing Survey.

Nearly 30 percent of Baltimore's renter families earning between $40,000 and...

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