17% of millennials expect Mom and Dad's help on a down payment

A third of millennials expect to receive $1,000 or less in assistance from their parents — a small dent considering rapidly rising costs

Over the past 18 years, home and rent prices have more than doubled while incomes for younger households, unable to keep pace, have risen by only 31 percent. In a quest to achieve the American dream (despite unfavorable market trends), millennials are turning to their parents for help with paying monthly rent or saving for a down payment, Apartment List says.