Estimated Percent Change in the Number of Homeowners who are Cost-Burdened, between 2011-2015 and 2016-2020

Regardless of whether they rent or own their home, a household is considered to be “cost-burdened” if they pay more than 30% of their income on housing expenses (rent/mortgage, insurance, utilities). These maps demonstrate census tracts where the rate of renters/homeowners who are cost-burdened by housing expenses have decreased during the past decade (the two lighter shades) or increased during the past decade (the two darker shades). Changes in rates of cost burden can be related to changing housing prices, changing household income levels, or both. Note that these rates of change are pre-pandemic, and patterns may have shifted in the past two years.