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Between 2000 and 2013, the number of extremely low-income renter households increased 38%
Plus, rents have risen since 2000, which makes securing affordable housing even harder for America’s poorest households.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.