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Between 2000 and 2013, the number of extremely low-income renter households increased 38%

Extremely low-income renters

Plus, rents have risen since 2000, which makes securing affordable housing even harder for America’s poorest households.

Source: 2015, The Housing Affordability Gap for Extremely Low-Income Renters in 2013
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About 77 million Americans have a report of debt in collections

More than a third of adults with a credit file have a debt in collections and owe, on average, $5,178.

Source: 2014, Delinquent Debt in America
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1.3 million veterans—10%— lacked health insurance in 2010


1.3 million veterans—10%-- lacked health insurance in 2010

Nearly half of uninsured veterans had incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid in states that accepted ACA expansion.

Source: 2012, Uninsured Veterans and Family Members: Who are they and Where Do They Live?
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Those with bachelor’s degrees earn 79% more than high school grads

Those with bachelor’s degrees earn 79% more than high school grads

There are many ways to assess education’s payoff, but the earnings gap for all those wanting employment is vast.

Source: 2014, Higher Education Earnings Premium: Value, Variation, and Trends
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75%: The share of scheduled Social Security benefits millennials can expect with no reform

75%: The share of scheduled Social Security benefits millennials can expect with no reform

The trust fund will run dry in the mid-2030s, but even if we take no action young workers will still get most of their benefits.

Source: 2010, The Future of Social Security
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57% of student debt holders are worried they may be unable to repay

57% of student debt holders are worried they may be unable to repay

Women, the underemployed, and people with low incomes or financially dependent children are more likely to have repayment anxiety.

Source: 2013, Forever in Your Debt: Who Has Student Loan Debt, and Who’s Worried?
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