MHProNews has learned from dailyyonder.com, while an estimated 470,000 rural veterans live in manufactured homes (MH), they are less likely to live in MH than the rural population as a whole. However, twice as many rural veterans live in MH than veterans as a whole nationally. While rural areas have fewer homeless veterans than urban areas, veterans are often a greater percentage of the rural homeless population. Many veterans are finding housing unaffordable. Households that spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing are considered cost-burdened. Veterans who rent and live in rural areas are twice as likely to be cost-burdened than homeowners—37.7 percent compared to 18.8 percent of homeowners. Just under 50 percent of veteran renters over 55 are cost burdened compared to 26.6 percent of those veterans in their thirty’s.
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