Summary of “Meet the Rising New Housing Movement That Wants to Create Homes for All”

Crossing the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge on a brisk spring morning in Rochester, New York, the first thing one sees is a small tent city scattered about the banks of the Genesee River.
“See?” says resident Marianne Caleo, a chatty white woman who relies on Section 8 housing subsidies, as she points to a caved-in bathroom ceiling, its rubble sprinkled about like a noxious spice.
In Rochester, a midsize postindustrial city on Lake Ontario’s southern shore, evidence of the crisis is everywhere.
During the 2016-17 school year, the city school district reported that 8.8 percent of its students-roughly 2,500 children-were homeless at some point.
More than 50 percent of tenants in the city are rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs.
While Rochester stands out as the fifth-poorest city in the country, it is no anomaly.
The same year, more than 11 million households spent at least 50 percent of their income, and another 9.8 million spent more than 30 percent, on rent.
Nearly half of the nation’s 43 million renting households live with the crushing weight of excessive housing costs.

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