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10 places in America with massive rental housing gaps

Not a single rental market accommodates low-income renters well

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5) Travis County, Texas

13.1 units per 100 ELI households

The large percentage of undocumented households contributes to Travis County’s challenge, with 50,093 ELI households and just 6.585 affordable and available rental units.

 

4) Clark County, Nev.

12.6 units per 100 ELI households

The metro has 61,851 ELI renter households and 7,630 affordable and available rental units.

 

3) Denton County, Texas

9.5 units per 100 ELI households

There’s very little low-income rental housing in North Texas. With 15,552 ELI households, there are just 1,483 affordable and available rental units.

 

2) Lee County, Fla.

9 units per 100 ELI households

There were 13,792 ELI households in the Fort Myers area county, and only 1,232 affordable and available rental units.

And the county with the biggest gap is...

1) Cobb County, Ga.

2.8 units per 100 ELI households

The north of Atlanta area has long been a direction for urban flight from Atlanta, and apparently the area doesn’t want to welcome the challenges low income residents present. There were 20,488 ELI renter households in the county, with just 563 affordable and available rental units.

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