About the National Data


Baseline: 34.6 percent of families spent more than 30 percent of income on housing in 2017

Target: 25.5 percent

Number of households whose monthly housing cost was 30 percent or more of current income.
Number of occupied housing units.
Target-setting method

Percentage point improvement

Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.20.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.2. This method was used because it represents a meaningful improvement from baseline. Spending more than 30 percent of income on housing is considered housing burdened and contributes to poor health outcomes.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective is similar to HP2020 objective SDOH-4.1.1 but starting in 2015 the data is obtained from tabulated summary tables on census.gov. In HP2020 the data was tabulated by NCHS using public use files.