More than half of the renters in Illinois are spending a burdensome portion of their income on housing, according to a new study.
In 2014, 50.2% of Illinois renters spent more than 30 percent of their income on housing. That’s a burden, according to a study by apartmentlist.com.
Using census data from 2007 to 2014, the study found that only 47.4% of Wisconsin renters fall into that category, and a mere 43.9 percent of Iowa renters fit the definition.
Nationwide, 51.8% of renters are cost-burdened.