One in five veterans in Ohio live in a household spending more than 30% of their income on housing—the standard measure for housing cost burden. Older veterans, who make up more than two-thirds of Ohio's veteran population, are more likely to experience housing cost burden than their younger counterparts. The same is true of veterans who served in conflicts prior to 1975, including the Vietnam War, the Korean War and World War II, compared to those veterans of more recent wars. To fully support these older Ohioans who served their country, we should focus on increasing the availability of affordable senior housing and encourage refinancing for aging homeowners.
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Source: IPUMS-USA, University of Minnesota (based on 2013–2017 data)
* Veterans may have served in more than one wartime period. Peacetime service not represented.