Policy Brief | Mar. 2011 |View the Press Release

Housing the City of Immigrants

Victor Bach, Thomas J. Waters

Summary: Immigrants as a whole experience worse housing condi¬tions than other New Yorkers. They pay a larger share of their income in rent, and they are twice as likely to live in crowded conditions. But such generalizations give a mis¬leading picture, because the housing experiences of different immigrant groups vary so widely.

Issues: Affordable Housing

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