Low-Income Homeowners Feeling Same Struggle As Renters

June 16, 2017 Brianna Gilpin

Some may think owning a home means having more financial stability than renting, but a recent report says low-income homeowners are just as burdened by housing costs as renters. Housing shortages have sparked increasing home prices over the last few months and a higher share of homeowners and renters are facing affordability issues— a quarter of renters spending at least half of their income on rental housing compared to the 10 percent of homeowners. The generally lower income of renters normally explains this, but at a closer look at the numbers, they found that homeownership doesn’t protect low-income homeowners.

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