Millions of Americans struggle to find affordable rents.
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. Find the data for your state, nonmetropolitan or metropolitan area, or county by clicking on the map above.
Out of Reach 2015 Factsheet
Handout with several different infographics and details from the report.
2015 Hours at MinimumWage Needed to Afford Rent (Map)
Map showing the number of hours someone earning the minimum wage in each state would need to work to afford a one-bedroom apartment in 2015.