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Based on “Economic issues”.

Rural America faces severe affordable housing shortage

About a quarter of the nation’s most rural counties have an increasing number of “severely cost-burdened” residents, in contrast to urban areas, where residents have seen their incomes rise since the end of the Great Recession.

Rural residents struggle to pay rent

While much has been reported on the ever-increasing rents in urban areas around the United States, rural residents face the same pressures to pay for housing yet have fewer resources to draw on to overcome these challenges.