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For those at the lowest rungs of America’s economic classes, the affordable housing crisis is bad and getting worse. According to a 2011-2013 study released in 2015 from the Urban Land Institute, not a single county in the United States has an adequate supply of affordable housing for those in extreme poverty.
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Hamilton County has a higher than normal percentage of people commuting in and out of it each day for work.
The Federal Reserve Branch of Cleveland has compiled data that shows the Cincinnati region is not only out-performing most all of its regional peers, but also out-pacing the national trend when it comes to economic growth.
Recent data released by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program shows that Cincinnati’s middle class is slightly worse off than its Midwestern peers, but is about on pace with the national average.
As cities throughout the region continue to recover from the Great Recession, new concerns and hopes are emerging in the economic centers that make up the Federal Reserve Bank's Fourth District.