From USC News

Houston makes list of top least affordable cities in the U.S.

New research by USC housing experts reveals lack of affordable rent is a bigger problem than previously realized, not only in big coastal cities but across much of the United States.

The findings come from a new method by researchers at the USC Price School of Public Policy to provide policymakers a more accurate picture of rental market conditions. It helps show ratcheting pressure on working people as well as the challenges companies face in recruiting labor. The findings also underscore how traditional methods of calculating rent burden often substantially misrepresent real-world conditions.