Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Who Can Afford Decent Housing?

 

August 20, 2020



Tennesseans are included in an annual review of affordability based on wages and housing costs and Tennesseans did not fare well.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports our neighbors need a minimum of $17.09 per hour or $35,550 annually, in wage to afford a two-bedroom rental apartment. Tennessee Housing Development Agency reported the median income for rental families was $32,090 based on 2018 data.

The annual “Out of Reach” report found here, https://nlihc.org/, compares rents and wages nationally and in every state, county, and metropolitan area in the U.S. Occupations su...



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