Affordable Housing Statistics

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Affordable Housing Statistics THE UNITED STATES' HOUSING NEED IS GREAT Nearly 30 million U.S. households face one or more of the following housing problems. • Cost burdens: paying an excessively large percentage of income on housing costs. About 14 million people pay more than 30 percent of their monthly income for rent and utilities, and more than 6.7 million households pay more than 50 percent of their income for rent. • Overcrowding: the number of people in the house is greater than the total number of rooms in the house. About 2.5 million people live in an overcrowded situation. • Physical inadequacy: severe physical deficiencies, such as having no hot water, no electricity, no toilet, or neither a bathtub nor a shower. • One poor family in seven lives in housing which is severely physically inadequate.1 ALMOST 11 MILLION PEOPLE FACE WORST-CASE NEEDS In 1999, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a report titled "A Report on Worst-Case Housing Needs." According to the report, 4.9 million
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course SOC 168 taught by Professor Lio during the Spring '07 term at UC Riverside.

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