News 5 ABC out of Cleveland, Ohio, recently reported on the struggles that Clevelanders face in a post-COVID world. From their reporting: A report by Freddie Mac, the housing finance group chartered by Congress, shows between 2019 and October 2021, rent prices increased by 10% in the Cleveland area. …The thing is, about half of all renters spend at least 30 percent of their paychecks towards rent, according to a RealPage study.

This is precisely why the continued development of affordable housing is so vital to the health and wellbeing of the state of Ohio, as well as nationally. Each of us must fight for more access to affordable housing to our friends and family members who need it most.

To read News 5 ABC’s full report, click here.