Change Indicator

Families with high housing-cost burden in Michigan

Families with high housing-cost burden

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Why This Indicator Matters

Unaffordable housing costs take money away from other essentials and can lead to overcrowded living conditions, exploitation by landlords, frequent moves and residence in lower-quality housing with environmental hazards such as lead and energy inefficiency. This further stresses household budgets and impacts family health and safety.
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Definition and Source



The five-year average number households spending 30% or more of their income on housing costs. The percentage is based on total households for that period.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B25106

Last Updated

January 2024