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Rents and evictions on the rise

A new report out suggests more tenants are being evicted out of rented homes and apartments than ever before. 

Some simply cannot pay the rent due to higher rates, while others are being kicked out by landlords for minor violations.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Law estimate several million families a year face evictions across the country.

On average, rents are up 7% in the past year, but incomes have inched up just 1.8% during the same period. 

The average renter now spends 30% of their income on rent, according to the online real estate database, Zillow.

The reasons for most evictions from Baltimore's public housing include failure to pay rent, hoarding and noise complaints. 

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