Measuring housing affordability - ARCHIVED

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A household's ability to afford housing has traditionally been measured using income information derived from the census. A household spending 30% or more of its income on shelter was considered to have a shelter-cost burden. The Survey of Household Spending provides an alternative denominator based on total household spending.

Issue Number: 2006111
Author(s): Luffman, Jacqueline
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