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Report finds Sacramento is one of the ten worst cities nationwide for amount of income spent on housing

Evidence is mounting that the pandemic may have a long-lasting effect on Sacramento’s economy beyond vanquished jobs and businesses, as telecommuters continue to move in from the Bay Area and make the city’s already-acute affordable housing crisis potentially unmanageable.

…Sacramento’s affordable housing crisis has already dragged on for at least five years. As it’s worsened, low-income families have borne the brunt, forced to spend the highest percentage of their income on avoiding homelessness. A 2019 report from the California Housing Partnership Corporation showed that tenants in Sacramento County needed to earn $27.79 per hour, which is 2.3 times the minimum wage, just to afford the median asking rent at that point in time….