L.A.’s Affordable Housing Crisis Can Be Fixed

What Other Cities—From Seattle to Freiburg—Have to Teach Us

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When it comes to affordable housing, Los Angeles has a serious problem. L.A.’s housing market is the second least affordable in the nation—behind only to San Francisco. Middle-class families can only afford 23 percent of homes for sale in L.A., according to one measure. And the picture isn’t much better for renters. More than 58 percent of Angelenos spend more than the recommended 30 percent of their income on rent—and nearly 33 percent fork over half their monthly earnings to their landlords.

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