Defining Housing Instability
• Severe rent burden
• Poor housing quality (inadequate housing)
• Shared housing (sub families)
• Forced displacement
Housing instability may be evidenced by:
Frequent moves because of economic reasons
Living in the home of another
Living in a hotel or motel
Living in severely overcrowded housing
Living in housing associated with characteristics of instability and an increased risk of homelessness
Homeless, but not qualifying for assistance due to differing definitions of homelessness by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and other federal departments
UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and The Great Communities Collaborative.
“Pushed Out” is a short explainer video that helps paint a clearer picture of displacement and its long-term impacts.