" Today, there is not a single county in the United States where someone making minimum wage can afford a two-bedroom apartment. In Atlanta, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual Out of Reach report,
the “housing wage” needed to pay for a modest two-bedroom unit is
$21.27 an hour. (Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15 an hour.)
In Boston, a tenant earning minimum wage would have to log 141 hours a week
to afford the same residence. In San Francisco, it’s 203 hours,
or the equivalent of five full-time jobs."
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