Confirmed: Minimum Wage Not Enough For Housing

Jun 23, 2017

The story is the same in many of our communities: renting a house is costly. 

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Lots of people want housing, and the supply is low, driving up the price and keeping vacancies rare.  Now a minimum wage job can't provide enough money for even a basic apartment. 

Those are findings from the National Low Income Housing Coalition

We dive into the numbers with Diane Yentel, the president of NLIHC. 

Todd Crabtree from the Mendocino Housing Authority joins the conversation with a local/regional angle.