ProJo: My Turn: Jeanne Cola: In a time of pandemic, housing is health care

Posted: May 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM

It soon will be June, and the rent will be due.

Many homeowners and renters in Rhode Island were struggling to make their payments before anyone heard of COVID-19. More than a third of our households were cost burdened prior to the crisis and spent more than 30% of their income on housing costs. Of these 140,074 households, 43% of these families were severely cost burdened and spent more than 50% of their income on housing. That was before more than 248,000 Rhode Islanders filed claims for unemployment.

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