Virginia the 9th most expensive state in the nation for rental housing costs.
According to Out of Reach 2013, “housing costs vary across the nation, but the lack of affordable housing affects low-wage workers in all corners of the country. In order to close the gap between the demand for affordable housing and the supply, we would need to add 4.5 million units affordable to ELI households. This is not an unattainable goal.
The 2013 Housing Wage is $18.79, exceeding the $14.32 hourly wage earned by the average renter by almost $4.50 an hour, and greatly exceeding wages earned by low income renter households.”
Out of Reach 2013, was released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), a Washington, DC-based housing advocacy group. To access the entire report, click on the link http://nlihc.org/oor/2013
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