Are there households not counted? Significant numbers of households in distress

The census data shows that over half of all households earning less than $20,000 are in distress, spending more than 35% of their income on rent. Residents of subsidized housing should not be in this kind of distress, which leads me to believe that there are significant numbers of households below 30% AMI that are not included in the Office of Housing’s count of subsidized units in this area. Providing funding for the DESC project does not appear to meet the intent of the policies.

I welcome clarity on this — maybe there’s a good explanation. But looking at the data, it appears that there is a good chance that the income disparity in this area of Delridge is greater than the Office of Housing may have realized from the data they use for determining the placement of projects.

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