In Miami, residents can expect to spend more of their paychecks on rent if they live in a mostly black or Hispanic neighborhood than if they live in a predominantly white neighborhood, according to a new report.
The share of income needed to pay rent in black communities in Miami is 58.2 percent, higher than the national average of 43.7 percent. In Miami’s predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods, it’s 55.1 percent, also higher than the national average of 48.1 percent.
In Miami’s white neighborhoods, residents will spend about 41.7 percent of their paychecks on rent, the Zillow report found.
The general rule of thumb is that people should spend about a third of their incomes on housing, which they do on average in the U.S.
In Los Angeles, Zillow found that renters should expect to shell out 50 percent of the incomes on housing in white areas, 63 percent in Hispanic neighborhoods and nearly 64 percent in black communities. Rental affordability has been on the decline since 2011 and has worsened in minority neighborhoods, according to Zillow.
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