Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Biggest Growth in Renters? Single Moms.

WSJ story HERE.

In addition to highest growth rate , Single moms + single women make up 40% of all renter households: 
...married couples (with and without children) still account for the largest overall share of renters with 26%, although single moms and single women together comprise close to 40% of renters.
Not in story: HUD data show that nationally 47% of all voucher holder heads of households are women with children. (This data likely does not include M2W agency data; if these large metro MTW agencies were included my guess is that % of voucher households headed by women with children would climb above 50%). My guess is that if elderly households headed by women (no children) were added, TOTAL voucher households headed by women might climb to close 60%.

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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