The percentage of D.C. tenant households which are paying at least 30 percent of their monthly income for rent has decreased to 47.1 percent in 2017 from 48.2 percent in 2016, according to a new study by Apartment List, a real estate research and listings site.
The decline in households weighed down by the rent also reflects the slight decline in the share of households paying monthly rent at the national level from 2016-17.
The report says 22.4 percent of D.C.’s tenant households are “severely cost-burdened” as they’ve to spend more than 50 percent of their monthly income on rent.
Among the 100 cities analyzed, Washington was the 33rd with the lowest share of
Despite this decline, in the last 10 years, the number of households burdened by rent in the district increased by more than 78,000 till 2017, although at