Sources: “Is There Enough Affordable Housing in Seattle?” [Infographic]

Compiled September 2013 by Housing Development Consortium and Seattle Office of Housing

Average rent and median home sale prices
Dupre+Scott Apartment Advisors. September 2013. Apartment Vacancy Report.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) definitions of Area Median Income for an individual and family of four
Maximum affordable monthly rent and purchase prices for an individual at 50% AMI and family of four at 80% AMI
King County. 2012 H.U.D. Income Levels By Household Size.

“Lower-Income Renter Households” data
“Renter Households in Seattle” cost-burden data
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) tabulations of 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimates, City of Seattle. CHAS Tables 3, 8, 14B, 15C. Spreadsheet created by Seattle Office of Housing. /wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Seattle-Housing-Needs-Analysis-Modeled-on-Philadephia-Report.xlsx

“The approximate hourly wage needed for a single adult…”
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Washington State 2011.
Note: The approximation cited in this infographic is based on the 2011 Self-Sufficiency Standard, adjusted for inflation to 2013 wages using the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator.

Hourly wages for various occupations
Washington State Employment Security Department. 2013 Occupational employment and wage statistics. /wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Occupational-Employment-Wage-Data-2013.xlsx

Number of unsheltered people in Seattle
Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. 2013 One Night Count results.

Number of homeless students in Seattle school districts
State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Education. 2013. Homeless Students in Washington State by School District. 2011-2012 Data.

Impact of homelessness on students
Institute for Children and Poverty. 1993 (reprinted 1999). Access to Success: Meeting the Educational Needs of Homeless Children and Families.