Tenants at the Edge: Rising insecurity among renters in New York City
Summary: New York City has always been known as a chronically tight, high-cost rental market. In recent decades, housing affordable to low-income New Yorkers has become more elusive and homelessness has skyrocketed. The city’s low-income population has remained fairly stable since 2000, with about a million households living below twice the federal poverty level. Yet the number of homeless families in shelters has tripled. This report uses Community Service Society’s (CSS) annual Unheard Third survey of low-income households in New York City to examine the multiple types of housing insecurity experienced by renters today.