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House of Cards: The Affordable Housing Crisis

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Nowhere in the United States can a full-time minimum wage worker afford to rent a two bedroom apartment. This is the conclusion, for the fourth year in a row, of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. In fact, a worker would have to earn almost three times the minimum wage to make ends meet. In some metropolitan areas, that figure is much higher.

Featuring:

Shelia Crowley, National Low Income Housing Coalition; Senator Paul Sarbanes, Maryland; Moises Loza, Housing Assistance Council; Congressmember Barney Frank, Massachusettes; Congressmember Bernie Sanders, Vermont; Meika Johnson, Community Organizer for Just Cause Oakland; Betty Young, Program Secretary of MN Employment Action Center, ACORN member; Jackie Knight, ACORN member; Oscar Navarro, Quality Control Inspector and ACORN.

For more information:

National Low Income Housing Coalition – Washington, DC

Housing Assistance Council – Washington, D.C.

Congressman Barney Frank – Washington, D.C.

Employment Action Center – St. Louis Park, Minnesota

ACORN – Jersey City, New Jersey

Just Cause Oakland – Oakland, California

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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