Shelter

The Facts About “It”

Nationally:

  • More than 13 millions Americans pay more than 50% of their income on housing
  • For every 100 very low-income renters, only 76 affordable rental units are currently available
  • To afford the fair-market price of the average U.S. two-bedroom rental unit, renters working full-time need to earn at least $15.28 per hour. That’s almost three times the current federal minimum wage.
  • For the 14.8 million U.S. households that make $10,000 or less per year, a year’s rent costs about 70 percent of their annual income.

– Habitat for Humanity

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