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!
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

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 2, 2021

The Policy Pipeline: Jul 6, 2021

To stay on top of all of our legislative updates, sign up for The Policy Pipeline newsletter today! Coming down the pipeline in this month’s edition: Final State Budget Makes Robust Investments In Housing, Homelessness Solutions A Victory for BAHFA: Policymakers Approve Funding for Regional Housing Authority The State Evictions Moratorium is Extended Legislative Priorities Advance Forward! On The Federal Level: The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act Continues to Build Momentum Announcement: After 5 Years, NPH Policy Director Pedro Galvao…