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Life in the Golden Cage

by Chava Sanchez

Presented by Microsoft News in partnership with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

As housing costs continue to outpace earning abilities for many in Los Angeles, we look at the stories of a 25-year old barista and a 60-year old immigrant family man trying to carve out a stable economic future for themselves and their families. Faced with the reality of spending between 50% to 90% of income on housing, the American dream has become the American nightmare for many.

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Presented by Microsoft News in partnership with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity