A One-Bedroom On Minimum Wage? It’s Impossible Nationwide, Says Report

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According to a new report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, it would be impossible for a full-time, minimum-wage worker to afford the rent of a one-bedroom apartment in any state in America. The gap between wages and rents across the country is incredible… The national average housing wage in 2015 is $19.35 for a two-bedroom unit and $15.50 for a one-bedroom apartment. And in 13 states and D.C. the housing wage is more than $20 per hour. But the federal minimum wage is still only $7.25 per hour and hasn’t increased since 2009.

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Silicon Valley Saves Money By Giving The Homeless Homes

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…In Silicon Valley there are about 2,800 people who are consistently homeless. “Close to half of all county expenditures were spent on just five percent of the homeless population, who came into frequent contact with police, hospitals, and other service agencies, racking up an…

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