No. 25 Metro With Most Severely Cost-Burdened Renters: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Renter households with severe cost burdens*: 28.4%
Median gross rent*: $1,046
Median utilities cost for renters*: $167
Median household income for renters*: $35,000

According to a report released in 2009 by the planning departments of Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties, there was a shortage in 2006 of 6,900 units of affordable rental housing in Dutchess County and 9,351 units lacking in Orange County. The gap is expected to widen through 2020.

*On all slides, figures are from 2009. Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies tabulated numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Decennial Census and 2009 American Community Survey, using JCHS-adjusted metro-area weighting.

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