Charts Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University

State of rental housing in Cook County

1. Renting is on the rise

2. The biggest rise in renters is among higher-income households

3. Many in prime home-buying years are now renting

6. Cook County’s rental stock in 2- to 4-unit buildings is shrinking

7. The affordability gap has narrowed recently

8. Growing numbers of low-income households are extremely rent-burdened