NLIHC to Reveal How Many Hours One Must Work at Minimum Wage to Afford a Modest Apartment, June 8

NLIHC will release on June 8 the 2017 edition of its annual report, Out of Reach, which shows how many hours an individual must work each week for 52 weeks a year at the prevailing minimum wage to afford a modest one- and two-bedroom apartment everywhere in the country.  A special webinar for NLIHC members about the report’s findings will be held on June 9 at 2 pm ET. Register for the webinar at:

The Out of Reach report documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing throughout the U.S. It also shows the “Housing Wage”, the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest rental home without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs. The report compares the Housing Wage to prevailing renter wages and incomes. A new feature this year, Out of Reach 2017 will provide Housing Wages and prevailing renter wages not just nationally and by state, county and jurisdiction, but also at the ZIP-code (Small-Area Fair Market Rent) level.

The preface of this year’s Out of Reach will be written by Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN).

View the 2016 Out of Reach report and interactive website at: