Dayton’s numbers are fairly comparable to Ohio and the rest of the nation.
“This report aligns with other studies we’ve seen showing how the long-term trends of rising rents and stagnant wages are taking a bigger and bigger chunk out of working families’ paychecks,” said Marcus Roth, spokesman and development director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio.
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In 2016, about 47 percent of renters in the Dayon metro area paid 30 percent or more of their income on housing, the analysis of U.S. Census data shows. Slightly more renters in the region were cost burdened last year than in 2015 (46.9 percent).
But on a positive note, the share of area renters who are severely cost burdened did fall to the lowest level in more than a decade.
About 23.2 percent of local renters are dealing with seriously heavy housing costs. That’s at the lowest level since 2005. In 2011, 31.3 percent of renters were severely cost burdened.
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