Rents are out of sight
Our service community, the people we see every day, the people who make our lives work, by and large don’t make enough money to live in our community. Consider our kids’ teachers and classroom aides, our hairdressers, dog walkers, babysitters and gardeners, paramedics, restaurant workers, administrative assistants and receptionists.
According to Federal guidelines, 30% of gross household income is considered “affordable” for housing costs; anything over that will burden a family in terms of paying for food, healthcare, transportation, school supplies and so on. This family would need to earn $10,613/month, dedicating $38,208 of their annual salary to RENT AN APARTMENT.