Journal Article

Mapping New England: rent as a percentage of income, by county

Abstract: The maximum rent in public housing, established by the 1981 Housing and Community Development Act, is 30 percent of family income. Using that as a benchmark for all renters?and looking at the American Community Survey?s data on gross rent as a percentage of income? can suggest the rent burden for New Englanders. Gross rent includes estimated utility payments, often a large percentage of the rent in lower-rent households.

Keywords: Rental housing - New England; Public housing - New England;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: Communities and Banking

Publication Date: 2013

Issue: Winter

Pages: 7