In 2022, a California full-time worker needs to earn an hourly wage of $39.01 on average to afford a modest, two-bedroom rental home and $31.18 to afford a modest, one-bedroom rental home. Here in the Bay Area, those numbers are much higher. As the country faces record rent increases and rising evictions, it is more important than ever to make meaningful and long-lasting structural changes to ensure renters with the lowest incomes have stable and affordable homes. Enter your zip code to see the two-bedroom housing wage in your community, and read NILHC’s annual report, Out of Reach 2022: The High Cost of Housing.

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