1997 Picture of Subsidized Households Quick Facts

 
MAJOR U.S. HOUSING SUBSIDIES:

Sec. 8 Vouchers + Certificates Public Housing Sec. 8 New + Rehab. Sec. 236 Note, most Sec. 236 units (67%) use Sec. 8 Loan Management as well as Sec. 236 subsidy
  13,755 15,177 4,224 Number of Projects
3,973 2,859 1,403 902 Subsidized People (thousands)
1,433 1,322 895 448 Subsidized Units (thousands)
-- 90 -- -- % Occupied
204 192 190 255 Average Rent/Month, Incl. Utilities
         
9,100 8,900 8,900 10,000 Average Household Income/Yr
19 21 11 15 % Under $5,000
4 5 3 8 % Over $20,000
28 24 13 36 % w/Wages Main Source Income
25 18 9 14 % w/Welfare Main Source
20 37 20 21 Neighborhood Poverty Rate
         
16 32 60 34 % Age 62 or More, Head or Spouse
34 48 74 43 % Age 62 or More or Disability
66 45 23 45 % With Children under 18
57 39 20 37 % Single Parent
2.8 2.4 1.6 2.1 Avg. People/Household
35 26 9 19 % with 3 or More Bedrooms
         
58 68 37 53 % Minority Total
39 48 23 35 % Black
15 17 11 13 % Hispanic
39 59 34 40 Minority as % of Neighborhood
       
         
13 11 11 16 % Moved in During Past Year
27 11 -- -- Average Months on Waiting List
Other Units: Sec. 8 Moderate Rehabilitation: 110,000, Indian Housing: 70,000
Concentration: 41% of subsidized units are in tracts where under 10% of the tract's units are subsidized. 13% are in tracts with over half their units subsidized.


LARGEST HOUSING AGENCIES:

Units (000s) Average Income % Welfare % 62+ Months Wait  
V+C Public V+C Public V+C Public V+C Public V+C Public  
76 160 $11,000 13,000 29 -- 31 32 26 -- New York City
15 57 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Puerto Rico
15 40 9,200 -- 23 -- 16 -- 105 -- Chicago
35 9 10,000 10,000 37 43 23 15 30 27 Los Angeles City
9 22 8,400 8,000 40 40 16 24 50 35 Philadelphia
10 18 7,500 7,700 37 28 11 33 54 18 Baltimore City
11 11 7,800 7,100 20 19 34 44 82 19 Miami/Dade
20 0 10,500 . 20 . 20 . 25 . New York State
7 14 8,400 6,500 28 32 5 32 13 -- Atlanta
7 12 7,700 6,500 42 32 8 27 39 20 Cleveland
6 13 11,000 -- 34 -- 10 -- 64 -- Boston
6 13 7,000 6,200 17 38 17 12 42 16 New Orleans
8 8 7,100 6,500 27 24 8 33 15 8 San Antonio
13 3 11,000 -- 38 -- 26 -- 21 -- Los Angeles County
4 12 -- 8,300 -- 31 -- 30 -- 20 Washington, DC
V+C = vouchers+certs
  . = no such units
-- = unknown

1997 Picture of Subsidized Households Data

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