Friday, April 25, 2014

Earning Minimum Wage and Looking for a Place to Live? Check the "Dumps" Listings!

Group says $30k job required to rent decent one-bedroom apartment in Dane County. (Capital Times, 4/25/2014)

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

Related posts: 
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)

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