Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
35.0 percent (2021)
34.6 percent of families spent more than 30 percent of income on housing in 2017
Reduce the proportion of families that spend more than 30 percent of income on housing
Data Source: American Housing Survey (AHS), HUD & Census
When families have to spend a large part of their income on housing, they may not have enough money to pay for things like healthy food or health care. This is linked to increased stress, mental health problems, and an increased risk of disease. Expanding policies that make housing more affordable can help reduce the proportion of families that spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing.
Workgroup: Social Determinants of Health Workgroup