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Statistics on Homelessness in DuPage County

DuPage County residents who live in poverty (2):  56,425 residents (6.2% of population)

DuPage County women residents who live in poverty (2): 62,086 (6.8% of population) 

Fair market monthly rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in DuPage County (3):  $1,299

Median monthly rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in DuPage County (5): $1,417

Number of hours needed to work, per week, at minimum wage to afford rent (3):  76 hours

Needed 2-bedroom rent price to sustain apartment earning minimum wage (3): $624/month

Needed hourly wage to sustain a 2-bedroom apartment in Illinois (3): $22.80

Percentage of Illinois residents at the very-low income that is cost-burdened (3): 74% 

Number of homes available for every 100 low-income renters (3): 68

Sources:

2 Impact DuPage 2020

3 National Low Income Housing Coalition, Out of Reach 2022, http://nlihc.org/oor 

Illinois Department of Employment Security's Local Area Unemployment

Statistics http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Local%20Area%20Unemployment%20Statistics%20LAUS/countymap.pdf 

5 Rentdata.org FY2021


 

The average age of a homeless child in Bridge Communities’ Transitional Housing Program is just under 8 years old.