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For California tenants on the edge, paying the rent often takes more than half their income

For California tenants on the edge, paying the rent often takes more than half their income

Lois DeArmond is photographed in front of her first story home that she rents on Nov. 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. DeArmond, who recently retired as a costume illustrator, is struggling to pay her rent. A growing number of households are paying more than 50% of their income on housing costs. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)