KPCC: HUD estimates half a million low-income LA renters at risk of losing homes

KPCC: HUD estimates half a million low-income LA renters at risk of losing homes
August 9, 2017 Peter
119775 fullRoughly 567,000 people living in Los Angeles are poor renters who can’t access the government assistance they qualify for and are in danger of falling into homelessness, according to a new report from the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development. The report said these renters have “worst case needs” — they make so little money they could get public housing or rental assistance but there’s not enough government help to go around. Southern California’s housing affordability crisis is far-reaching, but low-income renters may be among the hardest hit. And those living in Los Angeles are not alone. In the Riverside metropolitan area, poor renters with no government assistance number about 123,000.