Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S.

Study: Honolulu Workers Need $39 An Hour To Afford A 2-Bedroom Rental

The average renter in Hawai'i earns $16.16 per hour, or $19.98 less than the "housing wage". The number of homes renting for less than $800 declined by 2 percent. In Kansas, where the state minimum wage is $7.25, you'd need to make $10.53 an hour to afford a studio.

Minimum-wage workers in Hawaii would need to work 109 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom apartment and 143 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom rental, the report found. According to the new report, minimum wage workers in Washington have to work 93 hours a week to afford a two-bedroom home. One would need to earn $13.84 an hour - about $29,000 a year - to afford a two-bedroom apartment there. As Cleveland continues to dig out of the housing crisis, it's important not just to look at the numbers from reports like the one from The National Low Income Housing Coalition, but also analyze and challenge the reasons why the numbers are what they are.

They would need to earn as much as an additional $8 an hour to rent in some of city's most in-demand neighborhoods, such as the Garden District or Uptown.

The findings are based on the standard budgeting concept of not spending more than 30 percent of one's income on housing.

Hawai'i has the highest "housing wage" in the country, at $36.13 per hour, according to a new national report released today, or over $75,000 per year.

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Nationally, one would have to earn $17.90 an hour to afford a modest one-bedroom apartment or $22.10 an hour for a two-bedroom rental. Maui County's housing wage was calculated to be $31.13. That translates into the largest shortfall between the average renter wage and "housing wage" in the nation. Compared to other states, Washington ranks as the eighth most expensive state for a two-bedroom apartment.

Anyone making that amount would have to work triple shifts of 119 hours a week for a 2-bedroom apartment.

The fair market rent for a two-bedroom unit in New Orleans is about $964. At the same time, new rental construction has tilted toward the luxury market because of increasingly high development costs, the report said. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said in the report. "In America today, almost 11 million families pay more than half of their limited incomes toward rent and utilities". "That leaves precious little for other essentials, like food, transportation and health care-much less a few extra dollars to take your kid to see a movie".

Meanwhile, the housing market is failing to meet the needs of the lowest income renters. It's hard to praise Cleveland for its affordability when there are an average of 12 evictions every single day and an enormous waiting list for housing vouchers through CMHA. That means even those making above minimum wage struggle to afford rent.

City officials have been considering the so-called Smart Housing Mix - a policy that would require developers to reserve some apartments in large complexes for low-income residents - for almost two years but have not finalized those plans.

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