Which is why we've been reading a lot of this kind of headline. "The government sets these housing rates, which include rent plus utilities, based on the local market for decent-quality apartments of different sizes — neither dumps nor luxury flats," reports the Washington Post. "These are also the rates that HUD uses to establish local housing subsidies."
Washington Post interactive map: One-bedroom housing wages, by county.
Hmm, even spiffed-up but economically depressed Warren County, Pennsylvania, ranks 1,507
Photo by Retiring Guy
Scraping by on $83.65 an hour. (3/17/2014)
Minnesota legislature looks to boost minimum wage from $6.15 to $9.50 per hour. (3/4/2014)
The minimum wage: It's not the same all over. (2/18/2014)
A border debate on the minimum wage. (2/16/2014)
The MacIver Institute's Pavlovian response to an increase in the minimum wage. (1/10/2014)
The view from the other side of the counter. (11/29/2013)
The minimum wage and the poverty guideline. (11/20/2013)
Most of us don't buy into U.S. Chamber of Commerce handwringing over minimum wage. (11/12/2013)
A look at the minimum wage. (9/28/2013)