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Table 11: Severe Housing Problems in New York City, Boroughs and Sub-tenures


Unit has 5 or More Maintenance Deficiencies

Unit Is In Dilapidated Building

Renter Pays More Than 50% of Income For Rent Owner Pays More Than 60% of Income For Housing Occupant Has Affordability or Housing Quality Problem
Number of Households          
123,772 30,164 525,745 89,550 674,598
4.5% 1.1% 18.9% 3.2% 24.3%
Borough
Bronx 32,633 6,148 109,280 5,537 132,173
7.9% 1.5% 26.5% 1.3% 32.1%
Brooklyn 35,895 7,937 180,406 27,813 229,202
4.4% 1.0% 22.2% 3.4% 28.2%
Manhattan 43,507 11,192 136,815 8,185 173,887
6.2% 1.6% 19.4% 1.2% 24.7%
Queens 11,826 3,341 88,957 28,138 123,610
1.7% 0.5% 12.5% 3.9% 17.3%
Staten Island 1,131 1,538 10,287 3,858 15,726
0.8% 1.1% 7.5% 2.8% 11.5%
Tenure/Sub-tenure
Rent Controlled 3,508 736 17,526 NA 20,740
5.0% 1.0% 24.8% 29.4%
Rent Stabilized 64,020 14,263 290,028 NA 333,855
6.1% 1.4% 27.6% 31.7%
Other Rent Regulation 4,718 5,581 37,617 NA 39,608
3.1% 4.2% 28.6% 37.7%
Unregulated Rental Units 14,003 6,123 134,203 NA 145,752
2.4% 1.1% 23.3% 25.3%
Public Housing 9,765 187 28,686 NA 36,821
5.7% 0.1% 16.7% 21.4%
In Rem Housing 4,998 3,749 8,113 NA 13,020
19.8% 14.9% 32.2% 51.6%
Conventional Owner Housing 1,549 3,378 NA 48,955 53,590
0.3% 0.6% 8.8% 9.7%
Coops/Condos 880 822 NA 14,800 16,260
0.4% 0.3% 5.9% 6.5%
Mitchell-Lama Housing 292 139 NA 4,662 4,953
0.6% 0.3% 8.8% 9.8%
Rental Buildings with More than 100 Units 2.4% 0.3% 18.0% NA 21.6%
Frequency in Units Where Rent < $500 7.4% 2.1% 25.5% NA 31.6%


From: Housing Conditions and Problems In New York City: An Analysis of the 1996 Housing and Vacancy Survey by Michael H. Schill and Benjamin P. Scafidi

Source: 1996 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey Data File, U.S. Bureau of the Census

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