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The study’s other key findings for the Bay Area region include:
- Struggling Households Work: Of the estimated 654,337 households in the Bay Area that fall below the Real Cost Measure, 97% have at least one working adult.
- Housing Burden: Nearly 4 in 10 households in the region (35%) pay at least 30% of their income on housing, which is considered a dangerous threshold by affordable housing advocates.
- Households of all races struggle, but is highest for Latinx and Black families: Around 215,559 Latinx households (or 49% of them) are estimated to not earn enough to get by, compared to around 220,147 white households (19%); 151,959 Asian American households (23%); and 60,691 Black households (45%).