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Why Latinos Can’t Afford Rent

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Everyone in the U.S. went through hard times during the recession that peaked in 2009 with the housing market crash. And while the economy is slowly recovering, Latino millennials are not buying houses anytime soon.

Trulia, the real estate listing site, recently posed this question: “Who Lost the American Dream?” To no one’s surprise, the answer seems to be: Latino millennials.

During the recession, five percent of the population become renters rather than homeowners and “Hispanics became renters at a rate greater than any other ethnic group,” Trulia says.

READ: Thanks to Mexicans, Los Angeles has the Sunset Strip

“Not only are the percentage of renters increasing, so are the rents – which have risen faster than incomes,” Trulia stated. “Average rents in the top 50 markets have risen 22.3 percent while incomes nationally fell 5.8 percent in the nine years since 2006.”

So with incomes being low and housing prices increasing, the coveted “American Dream” seems more like a mirage than dreamlike.

Read more about the prolonged housing crisis from the LA Weekly here.

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Newsflash: You’ve Been Eating Hot Cheetos The Basic Way

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Newsflash: You’ve Been Eating Hot Cheetos The Basic Way

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Because there’s no such thing as too spicy.

Most of us that love spicy food can’t resist these:

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And it’s almost an unwritten rule that we drench them in limón y chile.

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Because when you’re done crunching away, this is the best part.

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But that’s child’s play. This is how real Hot Cheetos addicts up the game.

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Like swapping the hot sauce for melted cheese.

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Or making basic nachos even hotter.

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Others add them to their chili for some much-needed crunchy goodness.

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Breakfast of champs? This right here.

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For lunch, a Hot Cheetos hot dog.

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But Hot Cheetos on top of hot dogs look even better.

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Burger lovers can’t resist this…

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Hardcore addicts add Hot Cheetos to their own recipes.

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READ: Only a Mexican Stomach Can Survive These Snacks

Chicken nuggets without Hot Cheetos are just… sad little nuggets.

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Wings without Hot Cheetos batter are not real hot wings.

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Cure your sick little soul with Hot Cheetos noodle soup.

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Feeling a little bougie? There are options for your dependency.

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READ: This Vending Machine Needs to Exist Outside Every Club

You’re probably wondering how you’ve been living your entire life without this.

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For dessert…

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What would pair perfectly with any of these meals?

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