Can East Boston residents afford their rent?

East Boston is a gentrifying neighborhood bordering Logan Airport. Recent years have seen marked increases in rent prices, as residents priced out of downtown seek more affordable housing. This has caused much disruption in what has traditionally been a low-income, immigrant community.

Rent Poverty in East Boston

Those who allocate more than 30 percent of their monthly household income to pay for housing are said to be living in rent poverty.

How Far Does a Salary Go?

The following map displays one bedroom and three bedroom apartments. Select an annual salary to see which apartments remain affordable according to the rent poverty rule. This data is from the year 2017.

Data sourced from Jeff Kaufman, who scraped from PadMapper.