Affordable Housing Studies

Worst Case Housing Needs

Worst Case Housing Needs 2023 Report to Congress

As the U.S. population expanded between 1978 and 2021, the nation's very low-income renters increased by nearly 81 percent, from 10.7 million to 19.3 million—but HUD's estimate of households experiencing worst case needs increased 115 percent, from 4.0 million to 8.5 million, based on the most recent report.

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