From Alicia, via the American Community Survey from the US Census Bureau
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East End Census Tracts
Some other information that might be interesting, if available:
1) cost per bedroom
2) cost per sq ft
3) average number of either/both sq ft, bedrooms
4) historic districts (state/federal/tax credit eligible) and the dates of their inception.
5) Number of vacant properties
I would like to think this trend was driven by new construction and renovation of vacant property, but that seems doubtful. Would be helpful to have other data to know if it’s really as bad as it looks though
While im not surprised by the results of 208 and 206, 203 really bedazzles me…..
I mean really- 208 and 203 have about the same percentage of increase? Something sounds a little off to me (or is there something I am missing?).
Also, presumably public housing explains the extremely low rents in the first two districts? I would imagine those rates (which are still quite low) are the result of income based rent and don’t reflect the market rent of an apartment in the area. Makes me wonder: How are section eight vouchers accounted for? Do they count the full rent for census purposes or just the amount the tenant pays? Is this addressed in the census at all? Could see lots of ways that this could make the data incredibly unreliable. (Which is not to say that there isn’t an affordable housing problem in the area! Just that it’s hard to measure/talk about)
@lee – I can’t address any of this, but just wanted to say that I really appreciate the questions you bring and your voice on on here
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