Keyword: minimum wage

America Has an Affordable Housing Crisis

National Low Income Housing Coalition - nlihc.org There is not a single state in the U.S. where a minimum wage employee working full-time can reasonably afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent. While 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, have taken steps to raise the minimum wage  above the federal rate of $7.25 per hour, affordable housing remains out of reach for the country's low-income workers.