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Do you spend more than half your income on rent? Here are resources that can help.

Utah’s statewide housing crisis is being blamed on a shortage of homes and sluggish income growth.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A man on the balcony of a Salt Lake City apartment, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Utahns who spend more than 50% of their income on rent often find it hard to pay the rest of their bills, buy groceries or fill their car’s gas tank. Help is available from the government, local nonprofits and advocacy groups.

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Nearly one in five renters in Utah is severely cost-burdened, which means they spend more than half their income on housing, federal data shows.

[Read more: ‘Nobody has my back’: Utah’s housing crisis pushes many renters to a financial breaking point]

With a huge share of their earnings swallowed up by housing, these Utahns often find it hard to pay the rest of their bills, buy groceries or fill their car’s gas tank. But for many in these circumstances, help is available from government agencies, nonprofits and advocacy groups.

Here’s a list of resources for low-income and cost-burdened renters:

(Christopher Cherrington | The Salt Lake Tribune)

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