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2007 Rental Market Study - Rental Housing Needs of Low-Income Commercial Fishing Workers

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Publication Date: October 2007

Publisher(s): Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, University of Florida

Author(s): Anne Ray

Funder(s): Florida Housing Finance Corporation

Funder(s): Florida Housing Finance Corporation

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: cost burdened; retnal housing; fishing workers

Type: Report

Coverage: Florida


This section of the Rental Market Study discusses the characteristics of low-income, cost-burdened, renter fishing worker households. The study finds that of the 5,971 households in the state of Florida that contain at least one fishing worker, 1,825 rent their housing, nearly half are low-income, and, of these, 497 households are cost-burdened. These households constitute the demand for affordable rental housing among fishing workers.