Housing Burden

Percent of Households with Housing Costs Greater than 35% of Income

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, San Francisco, California, and the United States

Owners

Renters

Data Source:

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data for owners’ and renters’ housing costs are from the United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. This indicator measures the share of owners and renters spending 35% or more of their monthly household income on housing costs. Renter data are calculated percentages of gross rent to household income in the past 12 months. Owner data are calculated percentages of selected monthly owner costs to household income in the past 12 months. Owners data are solely based on housing units with a mortgage. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, housing costs greater than 30% of household income pose moderate to severe financial burdens.

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