Out of Reach 2015: Low Wage & High Rents Lock Renters Out

Source: Megan Bolton, Elina Bravve, Emily Miller, Sheila Crowley, Ellen Errico, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 2015

From the summary:
In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment in the U.S., renters need to earn a wage of $19.35 per hour. In 13 states and the District of Columbia they need to earn more than $20 per hour. The Housing Wage for a two-bedroom unit is more than two and a half times the federal minimum wage of $7.25, and $4 more than the estimated average wage of $15.16 earned by renters nationwide. Find the data for your state, nonmetropolitan or metropolitan area, or county by clicking on the map above….
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