Cost Problem for Grandparent-Headed Households

February 26, 2009
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A 2008 HUD report to Congress on intergenerational housing needs found that about 50 percent of very low-income, grandparent-headed, renter households paid more than half their income for housing. HUD defines an “intergenerational household” as a family receiving (or “covered by”) housing rental assistance, with a family member or other relative who is 62 years of age or older and who is raising a child.

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