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April 3, 2017 Comments Off on The Rental Affordability Race Gap Views: 4319 National News, Top National

The Rental Affordability Race Gap

There has been a great deal of talk focused on housing affordability. Zillow came out with a new study indicating that paying rent on a monthly basis is a larger financial burden for those who live in predominantly black or Hispanic neighborhoods, than in white neighborhoods.

Nationally, renters in black neighborhoods can expect to spend 43.7% of their income on rent. Meanwhile, those who live in Hispanic neighborhoods can plan on spending 48.1% of their pay on rent. In white neighborhoods, renters end up spending 30.7% of their income on rent, which is the standard rule of spending about 30% of income on housing.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, renters in minority communities have a more difficult time saving up for down payment for a house.

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