"To a large extent, the fact that one-third of the nation still is ill-housed is a hidden problem. Lack of affordability - our number-one problem - and its broader implications on poor people's lives is not something the fortunate among us experience or even know about."
-Chester Hartman, housing advocate-
Read "The Real Housing Crisis", a call for a grassroots effort to solve a burgeoning housing crisis for the bottom third of society. Consider these statistics cited by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. As they report, "lack of affordable housing forces 74 percent of extremely low income renters to pay more than half of their incomes toward their homes, compared to 26 percent of renters in any income group."