CA rent second highest in nation

By lostand confused   follow   Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 12:12pm PDT   ↑ Like   ↓ Dislike   363 views   4 comments   Watch (1)   Share   Quote   Permalink  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/california-rent-second-highest_n_2867993.html

A minimum wage earner in California must work about 130 hours per week in order to afford to a two-bedroom apartment, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition's annual report, which uses census and median income data.

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mmmarvel   befriend (4)   ignore (1)   Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 12:35pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

Sheesh, only 2nd highest, come on now, work a bit harder, CA can be number UNO. Push em back, push em back, wayyy back - uh, sorry, got caught up in the excitement there.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (3)   Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 1:45pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

lostand confused says

A minimum wage earner in California must work about 130 hours per week in order to afford to a two-bedroom apartment

So... they'd have to work 18.6 hours a day for 7 days a week?

dodgerfanjohn   befriend (0)   ignore (6)   Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 1:52pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

Why is a minimum wage maker trying to afford any place on their own let alone a 2 bd apartment?

Minimum wage was never designed to support a one income family, nor should it. The skills required in most minimum wage jobs are .....well.....minimal.

New Renter   befriend (4)   ignore (11)   Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 3:22pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

Which is why you find 6-10 people, 25 if hotbunking, packed into that 2 bed apt.

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