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How Well Are We Housed? 6. Large Households



Report Acceptance Date: 
May 1980 (24 pages)
Posted Date:   
February 6, 2012



Large households live in housing that is considerably more physically inadequate than the housing of the Nation as a whole. In particular, rental housing for large families is most likely to be heavily flawed. Housing owned and occupied by large families shows variable rates of flaws: most severe for blacks, perhaps somewhat less severe for Hispanics, and very much less severe for whites. In fact, housing owned and occupied by six or more white people tends to be physically inadequate at about the same rate as all occupied housing, except for one deficiency - TOILET ACCESS - which is regarded as a flaw only in multi-bedroomed units containing a child.


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