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MAPPING AMERICA'S RENTAL HOUSING CRISIS

Many households struggle to afford a decent, safe place to live. Over the past five years, rents have risen while the number of renters needing affordable housing has increased. These two pressures make finding affordable housing even tougher for America’s poorest households.

Federal Assistance
Federal housing assistance data come from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) administrative databases. Because these data come from HUD’s systems, we consider them more complete than data tabulations from the American Housing Survey, which may be used to estimate federal rental assistance. However, some HUD programs—for example, housing assistance programs for Native Americans—are not captured in these data. Federal rental assistance funded by the US Department of Agriculture is also not included
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Federal housing assistance data come from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) administrative databases. Because these data come from HUD’s systems, we consider them more complete than data tabulations from the American Housing Survey, which may be used to estimate federal rental assistance. However, some HUD programs—for example, housing assistance programs for Native Americans—are not captured in these data. Federal rental assistance funded by the US Department of Agriculture is also not included
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LOCATION
ELI RENTER HOUSEHOLDS
Extremely low income (ELI) households earn no more than 30 percent area median income.
UNITS PER 100
The number of adequate, affordable, and available rental units for every 100 extremely low-income renter households.
TOTAL UNITS
The total number of available and adequate rental units in this county affordable to extremely low-income households.