NLIHC’s Congressional District Profiles (CDPs) and State Housing Profiles (SHPs) have been updated for 2014. The profiles feature new data from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS), and Out of Reach 2014. The Congressional District Profiles and State Housing Profiles provide advocates with timely data to inform lawmakers about the need for affordable housing in their communities.
The Congressional District Profiles contain a selection of data from Out of Reach, including the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for one- and two-bedroom housing units, the Housing Wage, and Renter Wage for counties and metropolitan areas in each Congressional District.
The Congressional District Profiles also contain district-level data from the 2006-2010 CHAS, and new state-level data from the 2012 ACS. The new ACS data cover the proportion of renters facing a severe cost burden for each state. They also include the number of affordable and available units per 100 households that are extremely low income (ELI) and very low income (VLI) for each state.
The recently updated State Housing Profiles also highlight the latest ACS and Out of Reach data, using charts as visuals. The charts in the State Housing Profiles illustrate the percentage of renters facing both a cost burden and a severe housing cost burden. The State Housing Profiles also include a chart that estimates the number of units affordable and available to renter households for different income groups. Each profile also contains key facts, including the Housing Wage for each state.
View the updated CDPs and SHPs at: http://nlihc.org/library/housingprofiles