Table 12: Severe Housing Problems in New York City, Household Characteristics


Characteristic Single Persons With Children Elderly Household Household Income Below 50% of Median Householder Not In Labor Force Household Receives Public Assistance Household Receives Housing Subsidy Immigrants
All Households 8.5% 23.6% 37.4% 38.1% 19.2% 10.9% 44.3%
Households Living In Units With 5 or More Maintence Deficencies 21.9% 14.2% 61.6% 45.6% 46.1% 31.4% 47.4%
Households Living In Dilapidated Buildings 13.3% 17.5% 52.1% 35.1% 32.7% 19.8% 51.5%
Renters Paying More Than 50% of Income For Rent 22.0% 27.8% 94.5% 67.0% 50.0% 32.1% 52.9%
Owners Paying More Than 60% of Income For Housing 5.4% 45.7% 71.4% 56.7% 6.1% NA 51.9%
Households With Affordability or Housing Quality Problem 19.2% 28.2% 85.6% 61.6% 42.7% 27.1% 52.0%


From: Housing Conditions and Problems In New York City: An Analysis of the 1996 Housing and Vacancy Survey by Michael H. Schill and Benjamin P. Scafidi

Source: 1996 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey Data File, U.S. Bureau of the Census