No State Has an Adequate Supply of Affordable Rental Housing for the Lowest Income Renters

Affordable and Available Rental Homes per 100 Extremely Low Income Renter Households
30 or fewer
31 to 40
41 to 45
more than 45
Map of states colored by number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households. The majority are below 45 for every 100.HawaiiHIAlaskaAKFloridaFLNew HampshireNHMichiganMIVermontVTMaineMERhode IslandRINew YorkNYPennsylvaniaPANew JerseyNJDelawareDEMarylandMDCommonwealth of VirginiaVACommonwealth of VirginiaWVOhioOHIndianaINIllinoisILConnecticutCTWisconsinWINorth CarolinaNCWashington, D.C.DCCommonwealth of MassachusettsMATennesseeTNArkansasARMissouriMOGeorgiaGASouth CarolinaSCCommonwealth of KentuckyKYAlabamaALLouisianaLAMississippiMSIowaIAMinnesotaMNOklahomaOKTexasTXNew MexicoNMKansasKSNebraskaNESouth DakotaSDNorth DakotaNDWyomingWYMontanaMTColoradoCOIdahoIDUtahUTArizonaAZNevadaNVOregonORWashingtonWACaliforniaCAPuerto RicoPRU.S. Virgin IslandsGuamNorthern Mariana IslandsAmerican Samoa

Maryland

207,554

Number of extremely low income renter households

30

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

75%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Alaska

20,291

Number of extremely low income renter households

35

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

69%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

North Carolina

343,385

Number of extremely low income renter households

39

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

72%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Indiana

199,050

Number of extremely low income renter households

39

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

70%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Virginia

254,821

Number of extremely low income renter households

32

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

78%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Nebraska

65,077

Number of extremely low income renter households

38

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

66%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

District of Columbia

54,624

Number of extremely low income renter households

40

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

73%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

South Carolina

157,352

Number of extremely low income renter households

42

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

74%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Massachusetts

313,607

Number of extremely low income renter households

44

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

64%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Arizona

179,846

Number of extremely low income renter households

24

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

80%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

North Dakota

25,385

Number of extremely low income renter households

50

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

73%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Iowa

95,680

Number of extremely low income renter households

40

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

65%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Nevada

101,413

Number of extremely low income renter households

17

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

86%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Florida

575,379

Number of extremely low income renter households

23

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

83%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

South Dakota

24,596

Number of extremely low income renter households

58

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

61%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Michigan

301,315

Number of extremely low income renter households

36

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

72%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Arkansas

100,262

Number of extremely low income renter households

47

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

68%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Ohio

447,717

Number of extremely low income renter households

40

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

68%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Kansas

92,717

Number of extremely low income renter households

40

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

71%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

West Virginia

58,212

Number of extremely low income renter households

50

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

66%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

New Hampshire

32,677

Number of extremely low income renter households

38

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

62%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Georgia

322,338

Number of extremely low income renter households

34

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

77%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Tennessee

217,445

Number of extremely low income renter households

41

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

69%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Minnesota

167,522

Number of extremely low income renter households

38

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

66%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

California

1,308,328

Number of extremely low income renter households

24

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

78%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Oklahoma

134,533

Number of extremely low income renter households

39

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

70%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Kentucky

165,116

Number of extremely low income renter households

46

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

67%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Wisconsin

195,642

Number of extremely low income renter households

35

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

69%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

New Jersey

323,284

Number of extremely low income renter households

31

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

74%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Hawaii

41,207

Number of extremely low income renter households

34

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

70%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Texas

904,814

Number of extremely low income renter households

25

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

79%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Mississippi

107,372

Number of extremely low income renter households

51

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

69%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Colorado

168,752

Number of extremely low income renter households

26

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

78%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Oregon

141,795

Number of extremely low income renter households

23

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

80%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Louisiana

187,331

Number of extremely low income renter households

39

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

71%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Wyoming

17,417

Number of extremely low income renter households

41

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

64%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

New Mexico

67,899

Number of extremely low income renter households

36

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

73%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Idaho

39,722

Number of extremely low income renter households

38

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

66%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Utah

65,032

Number of extremely low income renter households

33

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

73%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Missouri

204,049

Number of extremely low income renter households

44

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

69%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Connecticut

142,367

Number of extremely low income renter households

37

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

68%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Pennsylvania

430,703

Number of extremely low income renter households

38

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

69%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Maine

44,256

Number of extremely low income renter households

49

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

52%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Alabama

170,510

Number of extremely low income renter households

49

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

70%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

New York

970,882

Number of extremely low income renter households

32

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

73%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Illinois

443,746

Number of extremely low income renter households

34

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

73%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Vermont

21,784

Number of extremely low income renter households

35

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

73%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Montana

28,632

Number of extremely low income renter households

45

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

65%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Delaware

29,007

Number of extremely low income renter households

27

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

77%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

Rhode Island

51,596

Number of extremely low income renter households

53

Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households

60%

Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden

National Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing

The U.S. has a shortage of 7.3 million rental homes affordable and available to renters with extremely low incomes – that is, incomes at or below either the federal poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income, whichever is greater. Only 33 affordable and available rental homes exist for every 100 extremely low-income renter households. Extremely low-income renters face a shortage in every state and major metropolitan area. Among states, the supply of affordable and available rental homes ranges from 17 affordable and available homes for every 100 extremely low-income renter households in Nevada to 58 in South Dakota. In 12 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country, the absolute shortage of affordable and available homes for extremely low-income renters exceeds 100,000 units. 

State Extremely Low Income Renter Households Number of affordable and available rental homes per 100 extremely low income renter households Extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
Alabama 170,510 49 70%
Alaska 20,291 35 69%
Arizona 179,846 24 80%
Arkansas 100,262 47 68%
California 1,308,328 24 78%
Colorado 168,752 26 78%
Connecticut 142,367 37 68%
Delaware 29,007 27 77%
District of Columbia 54,624 40 73%
Florida 575,379 23 83%
Georgia 322,338 34 77%
Hawaii 41,207 34 70%
Idaho 39,722 38 66%
Illinois 443,746 34 73%
Indiana 199,050 39 70%
Iowa 95,680 40 65%
Kansas 92,717 40 71%
Kentucky 165,116 46 67%
Louisiana 187,331 39 71%
Maine 44,256 49 52%
Maryland 207,554 30 75%
Massachusetts 313,607 44 64%
Michigan 301,315 36 72%
Minnesota 167,522 38 66%
Mississippi 107,372 51 69%
Missouri 204,049 44 69%
Montana 28,632 45 65%
Nebraska 65,077 38 66%
Nevada 101,413 17 86%
New Hampshire 32,677 38 62%
New Jersey 323,284 31 74%
New Mexico 67,899 36 73%
New York 970,882 32 73%
North Carolina 343,385 39 72%
North Dakota 25,385 50 73%
Ohio 447,717 40 68%
Oklahoma 134,533 39 70%
Oregon 141,795 23 80%
Pennsylvania 430,703 38 69%
Rhode Island 51,596 53 60%
South Carolina 157,352 42 74%
South Dakota 24,596 58 61%
Tennessee 217,445 41 69%
Texas 904,814 25 79%
Utah 65,032 33 73%
Vermont 21,784 35 73%
Virginia 254,821 32 78%
Washington 242,726 28 75%
West Virginia 58,212 50 66%
Wisconsin 195,642 35 69%
Wyoming 17,417 41 64%