Households that spend more than 50 percent of household income on housing are considered “extremely cost burdened” by HUD. These households devote too much of their budget to housing, rather than to other necessities, like food or health care. The charts below show that the percentage of Minnesotans with extreme cost burden is rising.
These are conservative estimates because the households which did not report the proportion of income they spent on housing are included among those NOT spending half of income for housing.
Technical information on these charts can be found here.
Source: MHP tabulation of American Community Survey (2001-2007) data.