Redevelopment in Washington, D.C.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais Construction continues on the corner of M Street. and 11th Street NW, in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. The 71-unit condo project with underground parking and ground-floor retail is located on the northeast corner from Community Three Development. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

CityLab staffer Laura Bliss digs into why a rising share of D.C. residents feel insecure about housing.

For many, it's a tough time to be living in the District: Nearly half of the renters pay 30% of their income toward housing, and nearly a quarter pay a whopping 50%.

Bliss reports that in a random-sample survey of 1,005 adults conducted by the Washington Post, a majority (56%) say that if they had to move tomorrow, they would have to look to the suburbs to find something affordable and appealing.

In addition, a large percentage of African-American and poor respondents feel that redevelopment has not helped them.

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