Natural disasters displace renters and homeowners and can price them out of their communities for years to come. An NBC News analysis of historical rental data found rental price spikes in small cities with fewer than 100,000 residents following natural disasters. Displacement compounds housing supply and affordability challenges and affects renters with low incomes most severely. “Many of our clients are or were employed. Poor and employed. When they are displaced, they are displaced from their jobs, communities, doctors, and their children’s schools,” said Lesley Albritton, disaster relief project manager at Legal Aid North Carolina.