The mortgage crisis that devastated the economy has received endless attention, but it's not just homeowners who have suffered badly in this economy.
As of 2012, renters made up 35 percent of American households. Their numbers are growing, reversing a decades-long uptick in homeownership.
And in the past 50 years, the percentage of income they're spending on the rent has increased dramatically. A quarter of renters are spending more than half their income on rent.