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New Census Data Show Rising Rents, Weak Income Growth

September 18, 2015

Sluggish income growth isn’t keeping pace with rising housing costs, the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) data show.  At $53,657, median household income in 2014 was 7 percent below the 2007 level, after adjusting for inflation, the ACS data issued yesterday show — but the median rent nationally (including utilities) was $934 a month, 4 percent above the inflation-...

Household Incomes Have Not Kept Pace With Rental Costs

Rental Assistance Need Growing in Nearly Every State

May 11, 2015

Severe housing affordability problems have worsened across the country since before the Great Recession, our revised state fact sheets on federal rental assistance show.  Between 2007 and 2013, the number of low-income renters paying more than half of their income for housing rose in every state but Delaware...

In Focus: Severly Cost Burdened Low-Income Renters Rose in Most States Since Before the Recession

A State-by-State Look at Federal Rental Assistance

May 6, 2015

New state fact sheets on federal rental assistance overall and Housing Choice Vouchers give data on the many households they help, the many needy households they don’t reach due to limited funding, and the impact of recent funding cuts, as well as figures on homelessness.  The data cover ten different...

Nearly All Households Using Federal Rental Assistance Include Children or People Who Are Elderly or Disabled