Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard

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Joint Center for Housing Studies

This paper examines whether an alternative housing affordability measure produces a different assessment in regards to housing affordability. Instead of using the 30-percent income standard, the authors explore the concept of residual income for measuring housing affordability.

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