Category: Affordable Housing

Why Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough

Picture this: Jane Doe is a single adult working a full-time (40 hours per week) minimum wage job. Jane wants to rent a modest one-bedroom apartment. No matter where Jane lives in America, and regardless of whether Jane lives in a state with a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum wage, Jane will be unable to do so.

Why? Because there’s no state in America in which a person working full-time earning minimum wage can afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment.

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