Two simple trends have created one sad fact: Since 2000, wages are effectively stagnant but rents are rising; especially since the Great Recession. The US has now reached the point when no county in the US has sufficient affordable housing for people with extremely low-incomes. There were some financial supports, but they aren’t enough and are falling behind. They are also congressional targets. Some cities have become so expensive that even middle class workers must commute from neighboring counties. There is no state where a person working a full-time minimum wage job can afford the basic one-bedroom apartment.
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