2014 NJ Housing Profiles Available

NLIHC Releases State and Congressional
District Housing Data

2014 NJ Housing Profiles AvailableThe National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has released updated Congressional District Profiles for 2014 that include New Jersey’s newest members of the 114th Congress, who took office on January 3, 2015.

The profiles are one-page snapshots of affordable rental housing and related data for each of NJ’s twelve (12) Congressional Districts.

Key facts for the State of New Jersey include:

  • 35% households in our state are renters
  • 286,468 (26%) of renter households are extremely low income
  • $25,505, the maximum state level income for an ELI household
  • 201,286, the shortage of units affordable and available for extremely low-income renters
  • $24.92, the State Housing Wage (The hourly amount a household must earn to afford a two- bedroom rental unit at HUD’s Fair Market Rent)

The profiles contain data on housing cost burden and the shortage of affordable and available units by income group, using Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data for 2007-2011.

CHAS data are custom tabulations of Census data focusing on housing need and problems. Each profile also contains selected data from NLIHC’s Out of Reach for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and counties that fall into each Congressional District.

The profiles also have state-level data on housing cost burden and the shortage of affordable and available units by income group from the 2012 American Community Survey.

Click here for NLIHC’s Out of Reach.

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