Adventures In Misleading Data, Housing Markets Edition…

So there’s a new study out that apparently has a good PR team, since I saw all sort of articles with such headlines today:

Well that’s alarming…except it’s likely not true, unless you define “afford” as “can’t rent a place that’s more expensive than 40 percent of similar places without spending more than 30 percent of your income.” (The 40th percentile thing seems to come from how HUD calculates “fair market rents.”)

Anyway, I rant about it more here:

Not to alarm you, but here’s a headline that’s been popping up a bunch:

Not to alarm you, but here’s a headline that’s been popping up a bunch:

Anywhere? Are you sure? Because, not gonna lie, my backup plan for when I get sick of the world is to go take a minimum wage job and live…

Source: medium.com/@jodiecongirl/not-to-alarm-you-but-heres-a-headline-that-s-been-popping-up-a-bunch-9246716a963e

…and yes, I’m mad about forgetting to put a title on the article and don’t want to talk about it.

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