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Paycheck To Paycheck

 Rental increases are outpacing the rising cost of a mortgage.
Rogelio V. Solis
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Rental increases are outpacing the rising cost of a mortgage.

Paycheck To Paycheck

More and more people are finding themselves living paycheck to paycheck in the greater Tampa Bay region. In some places, rent has doubled. The cost of everyday goods — like gas and groceries — keeps creeping up. All the while, wages lag behind and the affordable housing crisis looms. Amid cost-of-living increases, WUSF is focused on documenting how people are making ends meet.