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Climbing rents in Spokane County a burden for many

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Thousands of apartment units have been built or are under construction along Indiana Parkway, east of the Spokane Valley Mall, in Spokane Valley, where developers have been trying to satisfy the demand for rental housing. Photographed Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The rental affordability crisis is prevalent in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. But, that crisis has arrived to Spokane County with nearly half of renters spending 30 to 50 percent of their income on rent, according to a recent report.

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