Out of Reach housing leads to homelessness

2013 Out of ReachIt’s the most basic reason for New Orleans’ constant churn of homeless households: when people can’t earn enough to afford rent, they fall into homelessness. Check out the National Low-Income Housing Coalition’s new Out of Reach report: “The estimated average wage for a Louisiana renter is $12.57.

So, to afford fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment at this wage, a renter must work 49 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

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