Report: Wages make housing a burden in Maryland

03/18/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The

If the minimum wage were raised to $10 an hour, residents of all but three Maryland counties would still have to work more than 40 hours per week at that rate -- and in some counties 80 hours a week -- to afford rent on a market-rate, one-bedroom apartment without spending more than 30% of income on housing. That's according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. President and CEO Sheila Crowley said what's really needed is more apartments and assistance for the lowest-income households.

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