Housing Listening Tour Data
Every year prior to the Legislative Session, HousingLOUISIANA compiles data from the American Community Survey for the annual Listening Tour. The data includes cost-burdened by tenure, median rents and home values, tenure percentages, etc.
Louisiana Housing Fact Sheets
Baton Rouge Region
Lake Charles Region
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Data
Out of Reach
The Out of Reach documents the significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. The report’s central statistic, the Housing Wage, is an estimate of the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a rental home at HUD’s fair market rent (FMR) without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs, the accepted standard for affordability.
The Gap report examines the American Community Survey (ACS) to determine the availability of rental homes affordable to extremely low-income households – those with incomes at or below the poverty line or 30% of the area median income (AMI), whichever is greater – and other income groups.