Rent Burden in the South Bronx

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Far too many people -particularly New Yorkers- struggle to make ends meet every month, especially when it comes to their rent.

This brief uses data from the DATA2GO.NYC site to examine rent burden in the three Bronx community districts where WHEDco either has or will have affordable apartments and within WHEDco’s own buildings, while also providing insight into some of the impacts of extreme housing burden by looking at specific key indicators.

DATA2GO.NYC is an online mapping and data tool that includes over 300 indicators for New York City’s 59 community districts. We compared data related to rent burden with factors such as household income, overcrowding, exercise, and enrollment in pre-school, and found that there are strong connections between households with extreme rent burden and these quality of life measures.

Read and download the full report, here!