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L.A. County’s shortage of affordable rental housing persists

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated challenges faced by low-income renters in Los Angeles County, according to a new report published by the California Housing Partnership.

The 2021 affordable housing needs report, which was produced in partnership with the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH), finds that Los Angeles County currently faces a shortfall of 499,430 affordable rental homes.  Additionally, the report indicates that a household would need to earn at least $38.23 per hour – roughly two-and-a-half times the minimum wage – to afford the region’s average rent of $1,988 per month.