For residents already burdened by housing costs, utility bills can be a budget-buster

Places with higher levels of residential segregation have higher rates of severe housing cost burden for households headed by White or Black residents. In the most segregated counties (top 10%), on average, 26% of households headed by Blacks and 12% of households headed by Whites are severely housing cost burdened, while in the least segregated counties (bottom 10%) the rates are 18% and.

Turning Down the Heat: A Collaborative Effort to Reduce. – The Challenge: High Energy Costs. With a median household income of $46,334, this equates to 8% of a residents’ annual income. This is nearly three times the national average of 2.7% in 2012. In rural communities where median household income tends to be much lower, averaging $22,000, energy expenditures as a percentage of household income can be 17%.

My Cold Kentucky Home: Coal Country Turning To Solar As. – Facing the combined effects of stagnating wages, growing utility bills, and rising housing costs, more residents in rural coal country are looking to energy efficiency and solar power for solutions.

An energy efficiency program for cost-burdened renters. – An energy efficiency program for cost-burdened renters Mira Klein, Southwest Journal From the dead of winter to the sweltering summer months, utility bills can be a highly unpleasant reality, particularly for already cost-burdened renters.

New-Home Sales Are Recovering From Their 2018 Slump After July’s housing sales data horrors, yesterday’s permits rebound prompted some hope (despite last week’s 9.7% collapse in mortgage applications) but August’s existing home sales just crushed that dream, dropping to one-year lows. Following a 1.3% MoM decline in July, August saw existing home sales tumble 1.7% mom (against expectations of a 0.2% rebound) and up just 0.2% YoY.

Brandon residents staring down property tax, utility rate increases – For a home valued at $100,000, the increase would tack on $40 to a $290 property tax bill. and utility rate increases. "You keep going to the well, it’s going to run dry," one resident said. "My.

Americans Love to Complain About These 10 Companies How to Complain Like an American | BBC America – I spent 10 years living in London, but did I ever once tap a sightseer on the shoulder and politely ask them to move over? Of course not. Now, though, after nearly four years in the U.S. spent practicing how to complain like an American, I love to moan and protest.

As the only "residents" within the municipal utility district’s boundaries. When developers turn to state lawmakers for legislation creating MUDs, those bills can become a source of campaign.

Housing Affordability Burden For U.S. Cities – – Housing Affordability Burden For U.S. Cities. 100,000 residents, median gross rents as a percentage of household income and the share of rental households where rent and utility costs exceed.

Few variables can increase the consumer cost of housing faster than utility bill increases, and a steep 75 percent increase in the fixed monthly charge would be particularly harmful for households already struggling with housing costs. higher energy costs also mean less money for food, education, and economic participation in the community.

As the State of Louisiana and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) work to support the thousands of residents in need of disaster assistance, low income renters who already faced a lack of affordable housing and high housing cost burdens face a disproportionate burden and fewer opportunities for assistance.

Average earners getting squeezed out of Sacramento region’s tight housing market The seats which could decide the next election – With the May 2015 general election fast approaching, some MPs may take heart from the fact that in 12 of the last 17 elections, 90% or more seats stayed with the party defending them. Even in Labour’s.