NLIHC has updated its Congressional District Profiles (CDPs) and State Housing Profiles (SHPs) are updated for 2015. The profiles feature new data from the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The CDPs and SHPs provide advocates with timely data to inform lawmakers about the need for affordable housing in their communities.
The CDPs contain district-level data from the 2007-2011 Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) dataset, as well as new state-level data from the 2013 ACS. The CDPs show at both the district and state level the proportion of renters spending more than half of their income on housing costs, as well as the shortage of rental units affordable and available for three income groups. The Congressional District Profiles also contain a selection of data from Out of Reach 2014, including the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for one- and two-bedroom housing units, the Housing Wage, and the Renter Wage for counties and metropolitan areas in each Congressional District. Out of Reach 2015 data will be used to update CPDs in May.
The updated State Housing Profiles also highlight the latest ACS and CHAS data, using charts and maps as visuals. Charts illustrate the percentage of renters who are cost burdened, and the number of rental units affordable and available for various income groups. Maps, updated using 2007-2011 CHAS data, show the number of affordable and available units for every 100 renter households with income at or below 30% of area median income by county.
The updated CDPs and SHPs are at http://nlihc.org/library/housingprofiles