Images from The Gap 2021
Individual graphics are available below or download all the graphics in English (.zip files).
Solving the Gap.
Renters and Rental Units in the U.S.
Chart of renters and rental units in the U.S., matched by income and affordability categories. Renters with extremely low incomes face an absolute shortage of affordable rental homes.
Affordable and Available Rental Homes per 100 Renter Households
Chart showing affordable and available rental homes per 100 renter households at extremely low income, 50% of Area Median Income (AMI), 80% of AMI, and 100% of AMI.
Renter Households and Affordable & Available Rental Homes
Cumulative total of renter households and affordable and available rental homes at increasingly higher levels of income. The gap shrinks, and eventually disappears, higher up the income ladder.
Incremental Change to Surplus (Deficit) of Affordable and Available Rental Homes
Extremely low-income renters account for most of the shortage of affordable and available rental homes.
Housing Cost Burdens by Income
Chart showing cost burdens for renter households of each income group.
Severely Housing Cost-Burdened Renters
Renters with extremely low incomes account for most severely cost-burdened renters in the U.S.
Affordable and Available Rental Homes
Map showing the number of affordable and available rental homes for every 100 extremely low-income renter households by state. No state has an adequate supply.
Housing Cost Burdens and HUD Assistance
Scatterplot showing association between share of a metro area’s rental stock that is HUD-assisted and share of extremely low-income renter households who are severely housing cost-burdened.
Who are Extremely Low-Income Renters?
Forty-eight percent of extremely low-income renter households are seniors or people with disabilities and another 36% are in the labor force.
Housing Tenure by Race and Ethnicity
Chart that shows the difference in the homeowner and renter rates by race and ethnicity, as well as the share of all households who are extremely low-income renters by race and ethnicity.
Income Distribution of Renters by Race and Ethnicity
American Indian, Black, and Hispanic renters are more likely than white renters to have extremely low incomes.