As Rhode Island families get ready for the holiday season many families headed by women are feeling the pinch. The gendered housing cost burden is outlined in a new infographic jointly released by Women’s Fund of Rhode Island and HousingWorks RI, looking specifically at women and housing in Rhode Island.
”The majority of families headed by women in Rhode Island are renters and one in three of those families is spending 50 percent or more of their income on housing expenses,” said Jessica Cigna, the research and policy associate at HousingWorks RI. “It’s not surprising to see that 44 percent of those families are also living in poverty.”
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