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Two Months without Pay Pushes Food and Retail Workers to Spend 40% of their Annual Income on Rent (access required)

A new Zillow analysis measures how proposed relief programs could soften the financial impact of workplaces closing or quarantines during the coronavirus pandemic

American renters who work in food and retail industries can find themselves spending 40% of their annual income on housing costs if they are unable to work for two months -- up about six percentage points from their current rent burden. As local governments limit or close businesses to stop the spread of the coronavirus, different ...

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