Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New Renter Cost Burden Data for Upcoming Oregon Senate and House Session.

Last year I did a post allowing the lookup of renter cost burden rates for all 30 Senate and 60 House districts and their members. This year I decided to simplify that data into a single PDF document. [Oregonians can lookup their districts/members by entering an address HERE). 

New ACS data came out in early December and I:

  • Updated the renter cost burden data to 2017 (5 years, ACS table is B25070).  
  • Updated the names of members for all districts, including the November election results.  

The resulting 3 page PDF file (House on first two pages, Senate on third) HERE, and embedded below, shows the:

  • District number and member.
  • Number and percent of renters with cost burdens (more than 30% of income for rent). 
  • Number and percent of renter households with SEVERE cost burdens (more than 50% of income for rent).   
  • Party of the member.  
  • Cells highlighted in red indicate that the district/member had a HIGHER rate than the statewide rate. 

The data shows that statewide 297,000 renter households/52% pay more than 30% of their income for rent, and 152,000 renter households/27% pay more than 50% of their income for rent. 

[Note: To identify new members I had to manually check hard copy;  IF you notice any misspellings or wrong political party affiliation, please drop me a note at housepdx@gmail.com] 

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog

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