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New Report Looks at Gaps in Housing Availability for Low-Income Renters

National Low Income Housing Coalition

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has released a report on the availability of affordable housing, entitled Housing Spotlight: Affording Housing is Nowhere to be Found for Millions. The report compares the availability of affordable rental housing to the presence of low-income households at the state, metro, and national level.

Despite the high percentage of renters who make 30% or less of area median income, findings show a large deficit of affordable housing: on the national level, only 31 rental units for every 100 extremely low-income renter households. While Connecticut’s numbers are above the national average, affordable units are still scarce. 38 affordable and available units exist per 100 households at or below 30% of area median income, while 68% of extremely low-income people have a severe housing cost burden (meaning they spend at least 50% of their income on housing).


Read the full report here



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