Access to quality, affordable housing is a critical component of strong communities and families and can impact several factors, such as health, well-being and access to jobs or educational opportunities. A tool that can be used to inform public debate and strengthen policy, the Urban Institute’s map captures the struggles that ELI renter households face. According to the map, not a single county in the United States has an even balance between ELI households and affordable and available rental units. On average, there are only 29 affordable and available housing rental units for every 100 ELI renter household nationwide.
Want to learn more about access to affordable housing in your community? Check out the interactive map to take a look at the affordability gap by county.