NLIHC updated its Congressional District and State Housing Profiles with Out of Reach 2017 data. The profiles are one-page snapshots of affordable housing and rental affordability in each of the 435 Congressional districts, the 50 states, and the District of Columbia.
The Congressional District Profiles include the “Housing Wage” for areas within each Congressional district. The Housing Wage is the wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent (FMR) without spending more than 30% of his or her income on rent. The Congressional District Profiles also include the number of hours a person needs to work at minimum wage in order to afford a FMR two-bedroom apartment, as well as information on housing cost burdens by income group and the shortage of affordable and available rental units.
The State Profiles include similar information on the shortage of affordable and available rental units, cost burdens by income group, and the state Housing Wage for a two-bedroom FMR apartment.
NLIHC’s Congressional District Profiles are found at: http://nlihc.org/library/CDP
NLIHC’s State Profiles are located at: http://nlihc.org/library/SHP