Minumum Wage Homeless?

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A report out Wednesday shows it's getting harder for minimum-wage earners to find affordable housing.

The report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition says there's no place in the country where a minimum-wage employee can afford to pay rent on a two-bedroom home.

And in three-quarters of the country, even two full-time minimum-wage jobs couldn't pay for such housing.

The annual "Out of Reach" report finds the average American worker must make almost $15 an hour to afford a modest two-bedroom rental and still pay for basic needs.

That's nearly three times the federal minimum wage.

The study found that wages needed for two-bedroom housing ranged from about $37 an hour in Marin County, California to about $7 an hour in Alabama, and a little less than $6 an hour in parts of Puerto Rico.


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