Trading off rental costs, size and neighborhood opportunity

Explore rental characteristics across different metro areas
Published: 04.08.2018 Updated: 03.16.2020

Our new research brief finds that larger rentals, and especially larger, lower-cost units, are disproportionately concentrated in lower-opportunity neighborhoods, although the extent of this concentration varies considerably across metro areas. Hispanic families, which have significantly larger households than do other major racial/ethnic groups and relatively low incomes, are likely to be especially impacted by this mismatch between rent level, unit size, and neighborhood opportunity.

Use the interactive tool below to explore the distribution of rental units by rent level and unit size across neighborhood opportunity for any of the 100 largest U.S. metros.