Housing Burden Disproportionately Affects Children of Color

Posted December 8, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In 2013, 36% (26 million) of U.S. kids lived in households that experienced a high housing cost burden. This is a 8% drop from 2008, representing 3 million children. Discrepancies in housing costs by race were prevalent. Fifty percent of African-American and 47% of Latino children lived in households that spent more than 30% of their monthly income on housing and related expenses, compared to 27% of white children.

Explore new housing data available for the nation, states and 50 largest U.S. cities in the KIDS COUNT Data Center:

Children living in households with a high housing cost burden
Children living in households with a high housing cost burden by race
Children in low-income households with a high housing cost burden
Children living in households that are owned
Children living in crowded housing

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