Statistics on children, youth and families in Michigan from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Michigan League for Public Policy
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.show more
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.
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B25106