Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rising Rent Leads to Increasing Homelessness

A recent study by Zillow estimated that if rent in Seattle were to rise by 5%, 258 people would be made homeless due to shrinking housing affordability.  The full report can be found here.

While the report and its findings are only applicable to Seattle and other cities in the study, it is nevertheless illustrative of how the cost of housing and homelessness are closely associated issues.