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Table 8: Housing Characteristics of Renters by Sub-tenure


All Rental Units Controlled Stabilized Other Regulated Unregulated Public Housing In Rem
Occupied Units 1,946,165 70,572 1,014,751 127,000 545,198 165,646 22,997
Total Housing Units 2,027,421 70,572 1,052,300 131,576 575,666 172,096 25,211
Vacant and Available 81,256 N.A. 37,549 4,576 30,468 6,450 2,214
Rental Vacancy Rate 4.01 N.A. 3.57 3.48 5.29 3.75 8.78
Median Contract Rent $595 $428 $600 $530 $680 $225 $250
Median Rent/Income 28% 30% 28% 33% 26% 28% 30%
# Crowded Households 67,547 0 48,959 944 15,129 1,606 909
% Crowded Households 3.5% 0.0% 4.8% 0.7% 2.8% 1.0% 4.0%
% Built Before 1930 45.7% 75.9% 53.3% 22.4% 45.3% 0.0% 85.5%
Mean # of Maintenance Deficiencies 1.37 1.41 1.55 1.19 0.89 1.71 3.18
% of Boarded Up Buildings Nearby 11.4% 14.6% 10.3% 11.0% 11.6% 11.3% 49.4%


From: Housing Conditions and Problems In New York City: An Analysis of the 1996 Housing and Vacancy Survey by Michael H. Schill and Benjamin P. Scafidi

Source: 1996 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey Data File, U.S. Bureau of the Census

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