Homeownership Among Immigrants Continues to Decline

Posted January 30, 2015, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Compared to kids from U.S.-born families, children in immigrant families are more likely to live in households that spend more than 30% of their income on housing (33% compared with 45%). These families also are more likely to live in crowded housing and less likely to own their home. 

Homeownership among immigrant families with children peaked at 59% in 2006, after which it leveled off and began to decline with the start of the recession in 2008. In 2013, 51% of kids in immigrant families lived in households that were owned, compared to 62% of those in U.S.-born families.

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