Sources: “Is There Enough Affordable Housing in South King County?” [Infographic]

Compiled November 2013 by Housing Development Consortium and King County Housing and Community Development Program

Average Rent in South King County
Dupre+Scott Apartment Advisors. November 2013. Custom Rent and Vacancy Report for King-South. Prepared by Valerie Kendall, King County Housing and Community Development Program.

Average New Home Sale Price in South King County
Todd Britsch & Cory Crossman, New Home Trends. 2013. Central Puget Sound Real Estate Research 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. 2013 H.U.D. Income Levels By Household Size.

Percent of King County Households Earning At or Below 30% AMI
Percent of South King County Homes Affordable to Households Earning At or Below 30% AMI

King County Department of Community and Human Services. September 2012. Technical Appendix B to 2012 Comprehensive Plan.

“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 South King County cities
Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. 2013 One Night Count results.

“The Community Information Line/211 reports…”
Committee to End Homelessness. October 2012. Homelessness Facts for King County.

Renter Cost Burden: South King County vs All King CountyKing County Department of Community and Human Services. September 2012. Appendix A for the King County Consolidated Plan.

Number of homeless students in South King County 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.