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Rents Are Out Of Reach For Those Earning Minimum Wage


On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing a new National Low Income Housing Coalition report that finds no one working full-time making the federal minimum wage can afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the US.


Dan Threet, research analyst at the National Low Income Housing Coalition, where he co-led the “Out of Reach 2021” report

Web Resources:

National Low Income Housing Coalition: Out of Reach 2021

Jacobin, Luke Savage: It's Literally Impossible to Afford Rent on the Minimum Wage

SF Chronicle, Shwanika Narayan: 1 in 4 Bay Area families isn't making enough to live here, new study says

CalMatters, Manuela Tobias: Why are key California affordable housing bills bottled up?

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.
Lea is a producer for Your Call on KALW Local Public Radio. She graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2018.