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The heavy load of housing

Compared with the nation, a high proportion of local renters and homeowners spend an amount towards housing that exceeds 30 percent of their income, the standard threshold deemed prudent to pay for shelter and its associated costs.


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Washington housing costs stretching residents too thin
Article | One in five renters and one in seven homeowners in the Washington area spend more than half their income on housing, according to census figures, a proportion that housing experts consider a severe burden.
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Washington area housing costs eat up burdensome share of resident budgets
Article | One in five renters and one in seven homeowners in the Washington area spend more than half their income on housing, according to census figures, a proportion that housing experts consider a severe burden.

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