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Neighborhood Revitalization

Erie County has a median household income of around $51,247, so assuming at least 20% of that income is withheld from paychecks, the median income earner would have $33,997 to spend or $2,833/mo. If that median income household required three bedrooms for their family, the average of $959 in rent cost/month would equal nearly 34% of their monthly income, excluding costs for gas, electric and insurance. Housing for such families, including utilities and insurance could easily consume 50% of their household income.

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