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Stunning maps showing how much you need to earn in each state to afford a two-bedroom rental unit

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Stunning maps showing how much you need to earn in each state to afford a two-bedroom rental unit. The National Low Income Housing Coalition's annual housing report has been released and it once again shows the dramatic divide between average housing prices and income in the United States. In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment in the U.S., renters need to earn a wage of $19.35 per hour. In 13 states and the District of Columbia they need to earn more than $20 per hour. The Housing Wage for a two-bedroom unit is more than two and a half times the federal minimum wage of $7.25, and $4 more than the estimated average wage of $15.16 earned by renters nationwide.

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