Homeownership Among Immigrants Continues to Decline

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

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.

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

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