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Everyone deserves a home
Everyone deserves a home

The recently released American Housing Survey provides an unparalleled window into U.S. housing conditions. Shockingly, median monthly costs went down for all occupied housing between 2011 and 2013. But, dig a little deeper and another picture comes into focus: Costs for renters went up. These rising rents are the tip of the iceberg of what we call housing insecurity, a growing crisis that threatens Maryland's economic progress, and the health and education of our people. So what does housing insecurity mean? In our book, people who are either homeless or paying more than half of their monthly income on housing are housing insecure. Since 2000 the number of housing insecure renters...

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