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Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 12:36 PM
— Nearly half of renters in the Dayton area are “cost burdened,” meaning they spend 30 percent or more of their income on housing, which can put a major strain on a household budget, especially for those at the lower end of the income scale, according to analysis by Apartment List released today.
Dayton has been nationally recognized for having a cheap housing market, compared with most other medium- and large-sized metro areas.
Rents in the Dayton metro area have remained fairly steady in recent years, while incomes have seen some growth, according to the Apartment List’s analysis of Census data.
But many residents in rental housing continue to shoulder heavy housing costs, including the more than one in five Dayton-area renters who are severely cost burdened, meaning they spend at least half of their income on housing, the data show.
Dayton’s numbers are fairly comparable to Ohio and the rest of the nation.
“This report aligns with other studies we’ve seen showing how the long-term trends of rising rents and stagnant wages are taking a bigger and bigger chunk out of working families’ paychecks,” said Marcus Roth, spokesman and development director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio.
In 2016, about 47 percent of renters in the Dayon metro area paid 30 percent or more of their income on housing, the analysis of U.S. Census data shows. Slightly more renters in the region were cost burdened last year than in 2015 (46.9 percent).
But on a positive note, the share of area renters who are severely cost burdened did fall to the lowest level in more than a decade.
About 23.2 percent of local renters are dealing with seriously heavy housing costs. That’s at the lowest level since 2005. In 2011, 31.3 percent of renters were severely cost burdened.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:06 AM
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Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:25 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:50 AM
— UPDATE @2:50 a.m. (June 19): Power has been restored in Montgomery County, according to DP&L.
UPDATE @ 1:30 a.m. (June 19):
Outages in Montgomery County number nearly 1,300, according to the Dayton Power & Light’s online outage map.
At 11 p.m., there were more than 4,100 power outages reported.
UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. (June 19):
There are 1,586 Dayton Power & Light customers without power, down from more than 4,100 without service in Montgomery County reported at 11 p.m. Monday.
UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (June 19):
Power has been restored to half of the original 4,100 customers reported out of service at 11 p.m.
There are now 2,138 without power as Dayton Power & Light crews work to restore service.
The cause of the outage is unknown.
UPDATE @ 11:55 p.m.:
About 500 people have power restored so far when Dayton Power & Light’s online outage map reported 4,100 customers in the dark.
There are now just more than 3,600 without power.
More than 4,100 Dayton Power & Light customers are in the dark in Montgomery County.
Crews were sent to investigate why service was interrupted and to restore power, according to a utility spokeswoman.
The power outage was reported at 11:07 p.m.
According to the online outage map, service is expected to be restored by 1 a.m.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:18 PM
DAYTON — A man is in custody after standing naked in the road while popping balloons with his mouth, according to Dayton police reports.
Samuel Tumaini, 25, was detained in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of public indecency early Monday morning.
Police were dispatched to Newport Avenue around 12:45 a.m. after a report of a man standing in the road naked while staring off into the distance, according to the report.
On arrival, officers saw the suspect standing in the road, popping balloons with his mouth while naked, read the report.
The officers reportedly called him to approach the vehicle and then handcuffed him and placed him in the back of the cruiser. Officers noted a language barrier while attempting to speak to the man, according to the report.
They located his clothes on the ground nearby, read the report.
After the suspect was detained, a woman approached the officers and said the man stares at her and her underage niece while they are outside, read the report.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:27 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:45 PM
CLAYTON — A driver who ran a red light tonight caused as three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Taywood and Old Salem roads.
The vehicles involved in the crash reported around 8:15 p.m. included a pickup truck, car and minivan, which was on its side.
It is not clear whether there were any injuries, but there initially was someone trapped in the overturned vehicle, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.
One of the drivers was cited for a red-light violation, but dispatch was not able to confirm which vehicle’s driver was at fault.
Crews cleared the scene at 9:40 p.m., dispatch said.