In Chicago’s 24th ward, largely covering the North Lawndale neighborhood, 73.7% of renting households spend over 30% of their income on rent. That figure, from 2010, used to be 29.0% in 2000. (This compares to 52.6% statewide in the same period.((U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey)))
This is one topic covered by the Housing Fact Sheets created this year by the the Chicago Rehab Network and the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center at UIC. The fact sheets detail changes around affordable housing issues in each ward from 2000 to 2010. Each page covers race, population, and income data, as well as the following detailed housing topics:
- Rental housing costs
- Housing costs for owners with a mortgage
- Cost burdened households by income level
- Units by building size
- Housing unit production
You can look up a ward on the city’s website here.