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As the number of renters in Los Angeles increases, construction of new apartments isn't keeping pace with demand, resulting in rents higher than many can afford. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Home, Food Or Health Care: A Choice Many Renters Can't Afford

As of 2012, rentals made up 35 percent of American households. Their numbers are growing, but the demand isn't easing rental rates. Many renters now pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent.

As the number of renters in Los Angeles increases, construction of new apartments isn't keeping pace with demand, resulting in rents higher than many can afford. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Home, Food Or Health Care: A Choice Many Renters Can't Afford

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Members of the L.A. Fathers Program practice a role-playing exercise — standing on chairs and yelling to see what it feels like when an adult yells at a child. Courtesy L.A. Fathers Program hide caption

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From Resumes To Romance, Giving Young Dads The Skills To Succeed

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