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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

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    Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

    Housing has been famously unaffordable in expensive cities such as San Francisco for a while. But now in tiny towns and counties across the country, an increasing share of rural residents are struggling to pay their rents and mortgages.

    The housing affordability crisis is spreading to rural communities such as Aroostook County, Maine, and Malheur County, Oregon, where the share of residents who are severely burdened by housing costs has surged since the housing crash of 2006 to 2010, according to the County Health Rankings. Other researchers are also calling attention to the issue, with Pew's Stateline finding that one of four of the country's most rural counties have seen a rise in severely cost-burdened households -- those that spend more than half their income on housing.

    Fifty years ago, the most urgent issue for rural communities was substandard housing, such as whether residents relied on outhouses rather than indoor plumbing, noted Lance George, director of research and information at the Housing Assistance Council, a nonprofit focusing on rural housing. But affordability now ranks as the top housing concern among rural residents, he said.

    "You think it's often just with big cities," he said. "Housing costs are lower in rural areas, but incomes are pretty low too." Housing affordability is a "simple equation," George added. "It's incomes related to housing costs, and incomes in the lower quintile have not increased at all, and maybe even declined."

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    You know, if those people hadn't chosen to live where they can't afford to live, then they wouldn't be having any problems paying their rent - would they?

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    The affordable housing crisis is very real, and no one in either criminal party is doing anything about it.

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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

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    Why can't those shiftless parasites just pull themselves up by their bootstraps if healthcare is what they want?
    And what the hell are they spending their money on? MAGA!

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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

    It's interesting how this thread immediately turned into a Trump-hate fest. I haven't seen a single post (aside from my own) discussing possible solutions.

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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From CBS News

    Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

    Housing has been famously unaffordable in expensive cities such as San Francisco for a while. But now in tiny towns and counties across the country, an increasing share of rural residents are struggling to pay their rents and mortgages.

    The housing affordability crisis is spreading to rural communities such as Aroostook County, Maine, and Malheur County, Oregon, where the share of residents who are severely burdened by housing costs has surged since the housing crash of 2006 to 2010, according to the County Health Rankings. Other researchers are also calling attention to the issue, with Pew's Stateline finding that one of four of the country's most rural counties have seen a rise in severely cost-burdened households -- those that spend more than half their income on housing.

    Fifty years ago, the most urgent issue for rural communities was substandard housing, such as whether residents relied on outhouses rather than indoor plumbing, noted Lance George, director of research and information at the Housing Assistance Council, a nonprofit focusing on rural housing. But affordability now ranks as the top housing concern among rural residents, he said.

    "You think it's often just with big cities," he said. "Housing costs are lower in rural areas, but incomes are pretty low too." Housing affordability is a "simple equation," George added. "It's incomes related to housing costs, and incomes in the lower quintile have not increased at all, and maybe even declined."

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    You know, if those people hadn't chosen to live where they can't afford to live, then they wouldn't be having any problems paying their rent - would they?

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    The premise has absolutely nothing to do with Trump, since housing costs/prices were increasing faster than wages long before any Trump policy changes. We get a very good deal on our rented single-wide located on our landlord's pasture land - I do the maintenance on all of her rental properties (and her own home) on a priority basis and she keeps our rent well below market rate.
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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

    Quote Originally Posted by AmNat View Post
    We need systematic controls on the price of housing.
    What, exactly, do you have in mind?
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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The premise has absolutely nothing to do with Trump, since housing costs/prices were increasing faster than wages long before any Trump policy changes. We get a very good deal on our rented single-wide located on our landlord's pasture land - I do the maintenance on all of her rental properties (and her own home) on a priority basis and she keeps our rent well below market rate.
    The folks who also aren't discussed often are mobile home owners who only own the house but not the property its built on. I remember reading an article earlier this year about the increase in investors buying up trailer park lots and drastically raising the prices of the lots. For many folks, those increases make it unaffordable and they're stuck there with a house that depreciates in value and they can't afford to move it; if it can be moved at all.

    Mobile home article

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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    By the way - in case anyone is wondering, Aroostook County, Maine went for Trump 55% - 38%. Why isn't he up there helping them? Those are his people.
    Because he doesn't own a golf course there?
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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The premise has absolutely nothing to do with Trump, since housing costs/prices were increasing faster than wages long before any Trump policy changes. We get a very good deal on our rented single-wide located on our landlord's pasture land - I do the maintenance on all of her rental properties (and her own home) on a priority basis and she keeps our rent well below market rate.
    Do you charge your landlord for doing that maintenance?

    Do you charge market rates?

    If not, do you calculate the amount that you could have earned from that work into the amount that you are paying in rent?

    If you do do that, would the amount that you are paying in rent PLUS the amount that you cut your bills to your landlord mean that your rent was below, at, or above "market rate"?

    If you do not do that, would the amount that you are paying in rent PLUS the amount that you cut your bills to your landlord mean that your rent was below, at, or above "market rate"?

    PS - Please remember that if the situation were to be reversed then that reversal would all be due to the inspired leadership and far-seeing vision of Mr. Trump's wonderfully marvellous policies.
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    Re: Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Trump wouldn't piss on any of them if they were on fire.
    Oh stop it! He really cares about his supporters. He loves them, and cares about them, and took the job to help them. Oh ye of little faith! Trump is God!
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