The Washington Post did a story ranking the U.S. cities where Americans are most likely to spend more than half of their paycheck on rent.
New Orleans was No. 2 on the list with 35 percent of households spending more than 50 percent of their pay on housing behind Miami (35.7 percent). The story is based on the trend that more people than ever are renting homes.
Angela Boyd, vice president of advocacy at Enterprise Community Partners, an organization that advocates for affordable housing, told the Washington Post that in New Orleans many people working in tourism and hospitality, a major industry for the area, might have low-paying jobs that make it harder for them to afford the median rent bill of $900.