About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of renter households whose monthly housing costs are more than 50% of their income
Total number of renter occupied units
From the 2007 American Housing Survey:
What amount do you spend on rent or mortgage payments?
What was your_NAME TOTAL income since 12 Months prior to date of interview? [If income was a loss, precede amount with a '–'; Enter 99999998 for $99,999,998 or more]
[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]
Renter occupied households
- Owned or being bought by someone in your household?
- Occupied without payment of rent?
Household characteristics pertain to the head of household or survey respondent.
“A household consists of all people who occupy a particular housing unit as their usual residence, or who live there at the time of the interview and have no usual residence elsewhere. The usual residence is the place where the person lives and sleeps most of the time. This place is not necessarily the same as a legal residence, voting residence, or domicile. Households include not only occupants related to the householder but also any lodgers, roomers, boarders, partners, wards, foster children, and resident employees who share the living quarters of the householder. It includes people temporarily away for reasons such as visiting, traveling in connection with their jobs, attending school, in general hospitals, and in other temporary relocations. By definition, the count of households is the same as the count of occupied housing units.”
— "Appendix A." American Housing Survey. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau, 2013.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.