Gross Rent as a Percentage of Household Income

This indicator provides the percentage of the population in a census tract who spend more than 35% of their household income on gross rent. Gross rent is the contract rent plus the estimated average monthly cost of utilities (electricity, gas, and water and sewer) and fuels (oil, coal, kerosene, wood, etc.) Gross rent as a percentage of household income is a computed ratio of monthly gross rent to monthly household income.


Related Projects

  • Home for All: The Home for All Initiative builds on the work and momentum of the Closing the Jobs/Housing Gap Task Force. Led by Supervisors Warren Slocum and Don Horsley, the Home for All Initiative is working to inspire community action and promote closure of the County’s 26:1 jobs/housing gap. The Initiative’s members include representatives from all sectors of the community and are focused on creating a future where everyone in San Mateo County has an affordable home.
  • San Mateo County Housing Options: The County of San Mateo counts diversity among its strengths — the diversity of its residents’ backgrounds, experiences, needs and economics.  Our residents know that San Mateo County is a great place to live, which is why we are committed to helping individuals and families find their home. We invite you to use this site as a holistic tool to stay educated about housing options and the County’s efforts to provide every opportunity. A home for each San Mateo County resident creates a community for all.
  • Homeless Prevention Assistance Program: The Homeless Prevention Assistance Program provides emergency grants to help individuals and families overcome a financial crisis.



Data for the Community Vulnerability Index comes from the American Community Survey. Data used to create the CVI is available for anyone to use: download all CVI data