NLIHC has updated its State Housing Profiles (SHPs). The profiles now include new data focusing on the housing needs of Deeply Low Income (DLI) renters, those with incomes of no more than 15% of area median income. The profiles include the number of affordable and available units per 100 DLI renter households, as well as the proportion of DLI renters with housing cost burden, spending more than 30% of their income for rent and utilities.
The new data are from NLIHC’s analysis of the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). The State Housing Profiles are used by advocates to inform policy makers about the need for affordable rental housing at the state and local level.
NLIHC first included the DLI income category in the Housing Spotlight released on August 24 (see Memo, 9/2). The Housing Spotlight discusses the shortage of affordable housing across each state and the fifty metropolitan areas with the with the largest renter populations.
The updated State Housing Profiles are at http://nlihc.org/library/housingprofiles