The 2021 Out of Reach report, compiled by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, has found the average minimum-wage employee in the United States would need to work 97 hours per week to cover an “affordable” two-bedroom home at Fair Market Rent, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A one-bedroom rental, meanwhile, would take the average minimum-wage worker approximately 79 hours per week to afford.For the purposes of the study, “affordable” was defined as “no more than 30% of a household’s gross income should be spent on rent and utilities.”
To understand why this is a bogus report, please read our prior posts on this for:
This is an indictment of the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the crappy journalists who cannot be bothered to research their subjects. These fake reporters operate as stenographers, dutifully regurgitating press releases from advocacy groups – rather than cross checking and digging into the story.
Yesterday I read an Associated Press report – with two reporters on the byline – saying we were seeing a “Summer surge” in Covid cases, and then promptly mentioning Indonesia and Brazil as examples. Idiots. Yes, it is July and summer in the northern hemisphere but it is WINTER in the southern hemisphere.
Update: The imbeciles at CNN actually headlined their story “Minimum wage workers can’t afford rent anywhere in America”. Total morons who have no idea what the report actually said – which should be obvious since their headline means 100% of minimum wage workers are homeless. CNN, FOX News and MSNBC are not news sources – they are propaganda run by idiots.