Report Quantifies The Dearth Of Affordable Housing In The West
A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition spotlights the severe lack of affordable housing in parts of the Mountain West.
The shortage of rental units for low income people is particularly dire in Nevada, Utah and Colorado.
In Colorado and Utah, for example, the report shows that there are only 31 rental units available for every 100 renter households in the lowest income bracket, which the report defines as at or below the poverty level or 30% of the area median income. In Nevada, there are only 18 rental units for every 100 such households, according to the report.