Mapping America’s Rental Housing Crisis

Many households struggle to afford a decent, safe place to live. Since 2000, rents have risen while the number of renters needing affordable housing has increased. These two pressures make finding affordable housing even tougher for America’s poorest households.

The Urban Institute has created an interactive map analysis represent a best estimate of the affordable rental housing gap and federal assistance for extremely low-income (ELI) renter households at the county level in the United States.

Click the image below to see the interactive map.

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SOURCE: The Urban Institute,

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