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Rents Are Out Of Reach For Those Earning Minimum Wage

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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 Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.
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.