July 14, 2021

East Bay Times: How many minimum wage jobs does it take to pay Bay Area rent?

High Bay Area rents come with another cost for low-income workers — they need multiple jobs just to make the monthly payments. It takes the equivalent of more than four full-time minimum wage jobs for a worker in San Jose or San Francisco to afford a two-bedroom apartment and still have money left over for food, health care and transportation, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.  “It really is a clarion sign for…
July 14, 2021

San Francisco Chronicle: Here’s the hourly pay you need to comfortably afford the rent on a S.F. apartment

A new report finds that the city is still far out of reach for many working-class renters. It takes a household income of $68.33 an hour — more than four times the local $16.32 minimum wage — to comfortably afford a two-bedroom apartment in the San Francisco area, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition found in its analysis of federal wage and rent data from 2019 to 2021. The coalition’s annual report measures affordability based on the federal government’s longstanding “30% rule,” which…
July 14, 2021

KPFA: UpFront radio show, July 14, 2021

Listen to our Executive Director, Amie Fishman, during her appearance on KPFA 94.1FM where she discussed the new National Low Income Housing Coalition report that analyzes the current high cost of housing in the state. Listen today!
August 12, 2021

San Jose Spotlight: Bay Area mayors, advocates urge Congress to invest in housing

Local lawmakers and housing advocates are calling on Congress to invest in more housing to help end homelessness and housing insecurity in the Bay Area. A coalition of more than 20 city officials, nonprofits and philanthropy organizations sent a letter to the region’s congressional delegation Tuesday. It urges federal lawmakers to address the ongoing housing shortage by expanding the housing voucher program, investing in affordable housing and strengthening the low-income housing tax credit. “We’re at the heart of the housing crisis here in the Bay…