The blog of the Urban Institute
July 6, 2015

The rent is high all over, including a neighborhood near you

July 7, 2015

Rent has taken up an increasing portion of Americans’ household income since 1990. That’s true in relatively poor and relatively affluent areas alike.

But what does your neighborhood look like?

Use our new housing cost burden calculator to find out, then learn what large numbers of renters in Silicon Valley and Detroit have in common.


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