Definition: Housing is the process of providing opportunities for renting or purchasing a temporary or long-term shelter for individuals and/or families.
Challenges/Issues: The self-sufficiency standard for affordability is defined at 45% or less of household income. The available supply of housing that can be purchased at the self-sufficiency standard is a critical factor in maintaining neighborhood stability. Factors that promote neighborhood stability are homeownership rate and investment into property by owners. Factors that undermine neighborhood stability are property abandonment, foreclosures, and concentration of poverty and area crime.
4Tucson Goal: The availability of clean, safe and affordable housing for every income level of Tucson demographic groups.