New 5 year ACS data covering 2013-2017 was released in early December and I have updated the prior Excel workbook with a new version HERE that includes data for 2015, 2016, and now 2017.
The 2017 Oregon statewide graph below illustrates the central message the data shows:
- The greatest incidence of severe cost burdens occurs at the lowest income levels and virtually disappears at higher income levels.
- If the goal is to reduce severe rent burdens, rental housing assistance (including additions to the housing supply) should include a focus on the lowest income renter households.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.