Sunday, October 23, 2016

Map reveals minimum hourly wage needed to afford a 2-bedroom home in every state - Note for a discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United"

americangg.netvia LWM on Facebook

To many people the American dream conjures images of homes with a car in every garage and a chicken in every pot. Owning your own home was the cornerstone of success in this country and the foundation for what many consider a ‘normal’ life. The challenge of making that dream a reality in 2016 depends largely on where you live. Out Of Reach, a program form from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, takes a look at rent affordability across the country. The map below shows the average minimum hourly wage required by someone working at least 40 hours a week to rent a 2-bedroom home or apartment without spending more than 30% of their income.
(image source; NLIHC)
(image source; NLIHC)


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