Severe Housing Cost Burden Among Poor Households by State - State of Homelessness 2011

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Interactive Tool | January 10, 2011

Files: Chapter Two on Economics | PDF | 11 pages

The Alliance report, State of Homelessness in America, documents the 2009 levels and 2008 to 2009 changes in homelessness and related economic and demographic indicators. The measure used to quantify housing affordability is the number of households at or below the federal poverty threshold who have monthly rents that exceed 50 percent of their monthly household income. The nation's poor, severely housing cost burdened households increased from 5,398,379 in 2008 to 5,886,293 in 2009, a 9 percent increase. The interactive map on the left shows the number of poor, severely housing cost burdened households in 2009, and the map on the right shows the change in this number from 2008 to 2009 in each state. [The District of Columbia (19,948 households and 2% change from 2008 to 2009) is included in the national number, but not shown in the maps below.]
Poor, Severely Cost Burdened Households, 2009
Poor, Severely Cost Burdened Households, 2008 to 2009