How Affordable Is Houston?

Leah Binkovitz | @leahbink | January 10, 2017

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Houston is among the fastest growing cities in the country, and according to local booster wisdom, that’s thanks to abundant job opportunities and lots of affordable housing. But how affordable is Houston really? And for whom?

New numbers from the American Housing Survey, part of the Census, break down which households are more likely to be “cost-burdened,” meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs. The charts below have the details:

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Leah Binkovitz

Leah Binkovitz is Senior Editor with the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

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