As a confirmation to what many already know: a recent study reveals that life for Black folks is indeed a B*tch (capital “B” intended).
The study, orchestrated by the MacArthur Foundation entitled,“How Housing Matters,” states that, in one U.S. city where they followed 11 families, 16 households headed by women are evicted every day. In many cases, it is one missed paycheck that can make a difference in having a roof over your head or not; because it often opens the door to a downward spiral, causing a cataclysmic effect on the fundamental aspects of your livelihood or living.
The study reveals there are a lot of folk spending as much as 50% of their salary on rent – some, according to the study, as much as 80%.
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