S. E. Williams | Black Voice News

When Kate posted on Twitter earlier this year, “The bank says I can’t afford a $950 mortgage, so I pay $1400 a month in rent instead,” the post was retweeted 94,000 times.

Kate’s post is reflective of the affordable housing crisis which forces households into high rent housing to keep from being homeless and in the process, stretches their family budgets to the limit.

S.E. Williams

Stephanie Williams is executive editor of the IE Voice and Black Voice News. A longtime champion for civil rights and social justice in all its forms, she is also an advocate for government transparency and committed to ferreting out and exposing government corruption. Over the years Stephanie has reported for other publications in the inland region and Los Angeles and received awards from the California News Publishers Association for her investigative reporting and Ethnic Media Services for her weekly column, Keeping it Real. She also served as a Health Journalism Fellow with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. Contact Stephanie with tips, comments. or concerns at myopinion@ievoice.com.