Los Angeles Housing Facts
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There are an estimated 91,000 people homeless each night in Los Angeles County.
Renters in the City of Los Angeles must earn $26 per hour, or $54,080 to afford a market rate unit in the city.
Average rents for a 1-bedroom unit range from $793 to $1,129 and the lowest price found for a 2-bedroom unit was $975.
A minimum-wage worker ($6.75/hour) would need to work 92 hours a week to afford a 1 bedroom unit, and 116 hours a week to afford a 2 bedroom unit.
Just over 54% of the region’s renters spent 30% or more of their incomes on rent in 2004, up from 49% in 2000.
In Los Angeles, there is a need for 23,968 units of permanent supportive housing for individuals, yet only 2,402 are available.
Less than 1 in 5 households (19%) could afford an average priced home in 2004 in LA County, compared to about 1 in 4 (26%) in 2003.
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