SoCal's Housing Crisis

A booming economy is meeting lagging development in what economists have called California's worst housing crisis in memory. As a result, skyrocketing housing prices have made it difficult for low- and middle-income Angelenos to find affordable places to live. Follow KPCC's coverage of the crisis here.

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Map: How much of your income goes to rent?

For years, financial planners used that 30 percent threshold as a rule of thumb for renters: no more than 30 percent of your gross income should go to rent. But for many these days, with rents higher than they've ever been in Southern California, the 30 percent rule is a distant fantasy, and Southern Californian renters are having to adapt.