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Priced Out 2014

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    Bi-annual study reveals that the national average rent is more than the amount received by people with disabilities


    The national average rent for a modestly priced one-bedroom apartment is more than the entire Supplemental Security Income of a person with a disability, according to a bi-annual study by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force and the Technical Assistance Collaborative.
    • Priced Out in 2014 reveals that people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) needed to pay, on average, 104 percent of their monthly income to rent a modest one-bedroom unit at the published fair market rent.
    • In Kansas and in Missouri, on average, people with disabilitites receiving SSI needed to pay 81 percent of their monthly income to rent a modest one-bedroom unit at the published fair market rent.
    • In the Kansas City metro area on both sides of the state line, on average, people with disabilitites receiving SSI needed to pay 100 percent of their monthly income to rent a modest one-bedroom unit at the published fair market rent.