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NLIHC Releases 2013 Congressional District Housing Profiles

National Low Income Housing Coalition

The latest update to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) Congressional District Housing Profiles shows that nearly one-third of CT’s renter households - an estimated 142,342 households - are extremely low income (ELI), with incomes at or below 30% of the area median income (AMI). Overall, renter households make up about one-third of CT’s households, according to the NLIHC’s updated data. The data indicate that there is a shortage of 90,492 rental units that are both affordable and available for CT’s ELI households.  In addition, of these ELI households, 69% or 97,733 are severely cost burdened, meaning they spend more than half their income on housing and utility costs.

The data in the updated Congressional District Profiles show that very low income households - households with incomes between 31% and 50% of AMI - also face many challenges in Connecticut. This population faces an 82,195 shortage of affordable and available rental units.

For their Congressional District Housing Profiles, Each year NLIHC calculates housing needs for CT renters at both the state and congressional district levels; this data can be used to support federal advocacy efforts to encourage the creation of more affordable housing. 

For the 2013 Profiles, NLIHC used the 2011 American Community Survey to calculate numbers for the state level rental statistics. They used the 2005-2009 Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data to calculate district level renter statistics and Out of Reach 2013 data for the regional rental affordability statistics.

CT 2013 Congressional District and State Housing Profile.
the Housing Profiles of other states.


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