The Rent Eats First: Using Residual Income to Measure Rental Affordability

/ Webinar

Hosted By:
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Most renters spend more on housing than any other basic necessity and nearly half of all renters spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. In this presentation, Alexander Hermann will discuss research he is doing with Whitney Airgood-Obricki and Sophia Wedeen that uses a national-level estimate of residual-income burdens to show how rental affordability varies by household type, household income, and metropolitan area.