Rent Burden

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Homeownership Increasingly Out of Reach

From the United States to the United Kingdom, housing costs are eating up a larger percentage of household income.

January 11, 2024 - World Economic Forum

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Arlington to Open Housing Voucher Waiting List

Despite a high need in the area, it’s been more than a decade since the Virginia city last opened applications for housing vouchers.

September 6, 2023 - DCist

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Pandemic Relief Programs Prevented Homelessness Despite Housing Burden

A new study highlights the important role of emergency relief funding and eviction bans in stemming the rise of homelessness even as more families became housing-insecure.

August 23, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Houston, Texas

Report: More Than Half of Harris County Households Cost-Burdened

Using a measurement that takes into account more factors in addition to housing costs, a new report from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research sheds light on the true crisis facing Houston-area renters.

July 31, 2023 - Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge

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Growing Numbers of Ohio Renters at Risk of Eviction

Data released by the state shows a growing number of Ohio households are spending ore than half of their income on housing.

July 24, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

Rent Jubilee

Dissecting the Latest State of the Nation’s Housing Report

The annual report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies highlights a growing rent burden for low- and middle-income families.

June 29, 2023 - Enterprise Community Partners

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Miami Ranked Least Affordable U.S. Housing Market

South Florida residents are spending as much as 79 percent of their income on housing.

June 21, 2023 - WSVN Miami

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Analysis: Pandemic Housing Relief Prevented Millions of Evictions

Federal data reveals that millions of Americans could have faced eviction without emergency housing aid distributed during the pandemic.

June 11, 2023 - Bloomberg Politics

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San Francisco Rents Cheaper Now Than in 2020

Though ‘cheap’ is a relative term.

March 30, 2023 - San Francisco Examiner


U.S. Now Thoroughly Rent Burdened

Average U.S. rent burden reached 30 percent for the first time ever at the end of 2022, according to a recent analysis.

January 24, 2023 - Moody’s Analytics CRE

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Over 40 Percent of U.S. Tenants Are ‘Rent Burdened’

Despite a small downturn in average rents at the end of last year, American renter households continue to struggle with unaffordable housing costs.

January 11, 2023 - FiveThirtyEight

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Colorado Voters to Weigh in on Affordable Housing Measures

Around the state, measures aimed at increasing tax revenues for affordable housing and limiting the impact of out-of-town investors are up for a vote next week.

November 3, 2022 - Colorado Public Radio

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Report: Nevada Housing Shortage Worst in the Nation

Nevada’s explosive growth is creating a severe housing shortage, with the state needing almost 80,000 affordable housing units to meet demand.

May 11, 2022 - Las Vegas Weekly

Washington D.C.

D.C.'s Housing and Homelessness Crises Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

To reduce homelessness, advocates say, build more affordable housing.

October 14, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Rent Jubilee

Report Breaks Down Pandemic Rent Burdens by State and Metro Area

The share of U.S. households facing rent debt is decreasing as the economy begins to recover from the pandemic, but rent debt is still concentrated by geography and demographics around the country.

May 18, 2021 - U.S. News


Coping With Rent Burden

The rent eats first, they say. But how do people survive when the rent also eats almost everything?

December 23, 2020 - USC Sol Price Center for Innovation

Fresno Portal

Fresno Feeling Stress of California Housing Crisis

While the Central Valley city was long considered relatively affordable, rents are rising and affordable housing is harder to come by.

October 10, 2019 - CityLab


Report Digs Into the Unique Needs of the Miami Housing Market

Miami doesn’t get as much attention as cities like New York City and San Francisco for the cost of housing, but 61 percent of renters in the city are cost-burdened, and 71 percent of the city's residents are residents.

May 13, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Philadelphia Rowhouse

Housing Costs Rise for Philly's Poorest Residents, Fall for the Wealthy

Poor households in Philadelphia are spending nearly much on housing as wealthy residents. And while costs for the wealthy are going down, costs for the poor continue to rise.

May 1, 2019 - Plan Philly

For Rent

Is Residual Income a Better Metric for Housing Affordability?

The common metric for measuring housing affordability—whether households pay more than 30 percent of their income on shelter—has its downsides. Looking at residual income offers more precision in some respects.

October 8, 2018 - Joint Center for Housing Studies

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