Explaining the Breakdown of One Dollar of Rent (2022)

Posted By: Michael Fazio, CAS GIAA Resources, NAA's Resource Page, News,


With so much discussion around rent payments and the prevailing misconception that rental housing owners enjoy large margins, the National Apartment Association (NAA) has released an explanation of the breakdown of one dollar of rent for 2022.

Because education is an effective way to counter harmful public policy and negative industry stereotypes, NAA offers this explanatory infographic breaking down a dollar of rent into its component parts.

The apartment industry must help society understand the benefits of rent payments for all Americans, whether or not they reside in rental housing.

From supporting 17.5 million jobs to the dollars reinvested into apartment communities to ensure quality living for more than 40 million residents, and through paying property taxes that finance schools, emergency services and other local needs to investor returns that include public pensions and 401(k)s, a rent payment is much more important than one might otherwise realize.