NLIHC released a Spanish-language version of Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing 2018 on June 28. The report, Fuera de Alcance: El Alto Costo de La Vivienda 2018, compares rents and wages nationally and in every state, country, and city in the U.S. and in Puerto Rico. The report shows that both average renter wages and prevailing minimum wages are insufficient to afford modest rental apartments, and the disparity is severe for those with the lowest incomes. Puerto Rico-specific Out of Reach data are available here. Other state reports in Spanish are available on request.
To address the large disparity between the incomes of low-wage workers and other vulnerable populations and the cost of modest rental homes in America, NLIHC calls on lawmakers to increase federal funding for key affordable housing programs like Housing Choice Vouchers, the national Housing Trust Fund, public housing, and project-based rental assistance. These critical programs serve as a safety net and provide stable, affordable homes for the lowest income households.
View Fuera de Alcance 2018 at: https://bit.ly/2tGpCaP
The Out of Reach 2018 interactive website and English-language version of the report are available at: http://nlihc.org/oor