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The North Carolina Housing Coalition has developed a mapping tool in partnership with the North Carolina State University Geospatial Information Science and Technology Program. This tool explores different aspects of the housing affordability challenge faced by each county. If the correct 2019 county profile is not displaying, try clearing the browser’s cache. If issues still arise please contact Haley Solomon at hsolomon@nchousing.org.

Housing Insecurity Matrix

In addition to our county profiles, the NCHC has been exploring the eviction crisis in North Carolina. This Housing Insecurity Matrix asks the following questions:

  • How many families struggle to afford their rent?
  • How many families face eviction?
  • How many families struggle to afford their mortgage?
  • How many families face foreclosure?

Every county is given a score ranging from moderate to severe. This tool also allows you to see which counties have the most cost-burdened renters and homeowners and where renters are being evicted and homeowners seeing forecloses at higher rates. Explore the mapping tool here. If the correct 2019 county profile is not displaying, try clearing the browser’s cache. If issues still arise please contact Haley Solomon at hsolomon@nchousing.org.

NCHC Housing Insecurity Matrix

Energy Burden Data

Few things can make an affordable home unaffordable more than high energy bills. Energy costs are often overlooked, but are a crucial piece to the affordability of the home. There is no widely accepted threshold that establishes energy cost-burden. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services classifies an energy burden of above 6% as “unaffordable.” With this tools you can look at average energy costs by country as well as the average burden these costs place on household budgets. For a deeper dive into how those costs burden families at different income levels, click here.

Explore the mapping tool here.

NC Energy Burden for Renters

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