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CB13-TPS.51

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Who Could Afford to Buy a Home in 2009?

This report examines the affordability of homes in 2009 at different price levels, chances of affordability by demographic characteristic, reasons why families and unrelated individuals couldn't afford a home, and the impact of possible policy changes (such as modified down payments and interest rates) on affordability for renters. The data were collected from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/h121-13-02.pdf>.

For more information: <http://www.census.gov/housing/affordability/data/2009_report.html>.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: July 15, 2014