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Housing Scarce for Poor in St. Charles

By Paul TooherIt’s getting harder for the poor to find a place they can afford to live.That’s according to a study conducted by the Urban Institute, which found that for every 100 extremely low-income (ELI) renter households in the country, there are only 29 affordable and available rental units.An ELI household is defined by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as one that earns 30 percent of area median income or less. And the situation is only slightly better in Kane County, according to the report.For every 100 ELI renter households in the county, there are only 30 affordable and available rental units. In this area, households of four earning less than $22,750 are classified as ELI. That means that there are 12,369 hou

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