How many hours working minimum wage to afford an Apt? Where does your state rank?



We all know there are not enough Section 8 vouchers to go around. We’ve all seen the crazy lines and years long waiting lists just to be considered for one. Remember this just last week? http://section8facts.com/2013/07/24/wow-californians-especially-people-from-fresno-really-listen/

The thought used to be that section 8 was only needed for the unemployed. A new study proves that’s not the case. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition in NO STATE can a person working 40 hours a week at a minimum wage job afford a 2 bedroom apartment at a fair market rate. This is truly eye opening!

In some states, a person would need to work well over 100 hours a week just to be able to afford an apartment.

Where does your state rank? Look at the picture below to find out.

What are your thoughts on this eye opening report?

National Rent Map
National Rent Map


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